We are becoming more and more aware of it: the environment is that elusive and vital thing that is around us. And which we need to take care of. But what can we do to improve their health? Here are our ideas for reusing all the contents of a Sommelier Wine Box.
In the World Environment Days of recent years, there has been more and more reflection on the "restoration of ecosystems", with the aim of moving from the exploitation of nature to its healing . After all, the climate crisis affects viticulture as well as every human sector and the issue of sustainability is fundamental in agriculture as in all sectors, productive and non-productive. Awareness of the problem and the concrete actions to be taken to reverse the trend are now essential in all sectors. In this article we see what each person who subscribes to Sommelier Wine Box can do with respect to the materials provided with the selection.
Sustainability in Italian wineries
The discussion exists in the world of wine, and more and more wineries are making precise choices in the direction of environmental sustainability . Many of those that we offer every month in our subscription service choose to produce with new and environmentally sustainable logic.
Therefore: protection and restoration of biodiversity thanks to bees and butterflies among the vineyards, grassy vineyards, planting of fruit trees together with the vineyards, often of ancient species, reduction of the vineyard areas and the quantity of grapes produced, limitation of the environmental impact by eliminating chemical products in the vineyard and in the cellar, recovery of ancient agricultural practices but also reduction of waste with the energy and water efficiency of the cellars, promotion of slow rural tourism.
In general, sustainable and respectful viticulture is necessary, which today can also benefit from the stimulus of a generation of new agricultural entrepreneurs attentive to environmental issues.
But in this article we ask ourselves what we, as individuals, can do on a very practical level, because everyone's contribution is equally fundamental. If it is true, in fact, that our every action pollutes - including toasts - it is equally true that never before have we understood that everyone's actions affect everyone's lives and that you are never too small to do your part .
How to reuse all the contents of a Sommelier Wine Box
Our boxes are patented for the transport of glass bottles, an aspect that guarantees their arrival at our customers' homes 100% safely. They are totally plastic free boxes, 100% recyclable and the material comes from 70% recycled paper.
After having carried out their task of transporting wine bottles, our boxes can become practical photo holders or document holders, comfortable shoe holders, and even spaces for storing Christmas decorations... In general, cardboard lends itself to becoming a useful carries objects.
For those who don't have a cellar, the boxes and internal elements that don't cause the bottles to bang together can be a valid help for storing wine, spread out and in the dark.
If you decide to throw away the box, it is totally recyclable and should be placed in the waste bin.
Even glass bottles can find a second life and therefore become candelabras or vases, but also original points of light... creativity - as we know - can never be too much. Here too: if the empties are thrown away they must be recycled into glass.
With a little glue, the caps become coasters, trivets, small vases, key rings, place cards, curtains or even knobs for cupboards or even serve to decorate the Christmas tree.
But cork stoppers also have practical functions and become effective odor absorbers to be placed in the refrigerator and, cut in two, are also useful for combating excess humidity.
Furthermore, they are fertilizers - and therefore usable for your home pots - and also useful for lighting the fire and maintaining the barbecue.
And then the sparkling wine cage is an effective stress reliever!
Actions for the Environment by Sommelier Wine Box
About a year ago, we at Sommelier Wine Box eliminated the paper brochure that we sent to accompany the wine selections and began investing in the creation of an app that allows our customers to always have all the information available on their mobile phones, without wasting paper.