Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
Boho Vineyards, San Francisco, is thinking “inside the box” by serving up vintage-dated Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot wines packaged in eco-friendly 3-L bag-in-box wine casks made from unbleached, natural brown, chlorine-free kraft cardboard containing recycled paper.
Last autumn, Tefft Cellars Winery, Yakima, WA, converted bag-in-box wine packaging for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 4-liter wines from conventional corrugated fluted boxes to “Z-Flute” (zero flutes between the walls) paper-based material supplied and converted by Graphic Packaging International.
Nevada County Wine Guild reinforces its line of organic wines with a statuesque bag-in-box package whose shape delivers competitive differentiation. The box uses 60% post-consumer materials and is recyclable.