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By: Purewow.com

The 46 Best Sustainable Products and Brands to Shop in 2024, Tested & Reviewed

Wine drinkers know that toting a bottle to a party can be heavy. Especially if you’re lugging it across New York City. On the subway. California-based Ron Rubin Winery solves two problems in one swoop by packaging its Blue Bin Wine in a lighter, glass-lined recycled plastic bottle. 

By: Outshinery.com

Alternative wine packaging

The traditional glass bottle has long been held as the gold standard for wine packaging. However, a seismic shift is underway in the wine industry as innovative and alternative methods of packaging are gaining ground. This evolution is driven by numerous factors, including environmental sustainability, cost-efficiency, and consumer preferences…

By: It’s A Winederful Life

Blue Bin wines’ positive impact on the environment

More recently, I was introduced to Ron’s latest venture: Blue Bin, which builds on his commitment to sustainability, verifiable performance, transparency and accountability. This initial effort was codified with the achievement of BCorp certification in August 2022 (presently one of only 33 Certified B Corporation wineries in the world and 1 of 5 in California).

By: The Washington Post

Winemakers Are Using Lighter Bottles To Go Green

Over the years, I have visited Ron Rubin Winery and tasted some of his beautiful Russian River Valley wines several times, and have always enjoyed the very high quality of the wines.  Now Ron and his team have been the first winery in America to bottle a wine in a 100% recycled…

By: Packaging News

Amcor and US Winery Launch rPET Bottles

The company claims rPET gives the Blue Bin bottles several environmental advantages when compared to traditional wine packaging, including a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, and other environmental impacts. Additionally, rPET wine bottles are lighter and shatterproof…

By: Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Tasting Blue Bin Wine: The 1st Premium Wine Sold in a Plastic Wine Bottle in the U.S.

Over the years, I have visited Ron Rubin Winery and tasted some of his beautiful Russian River Valley wines several times, and have always enjoyed the very high quality of the wines.  Now Ron and his team have been the first winery in America to bottle a wine in a 100% recycled…

By: The Press Democrat

How 3 Sonoma and Napa County Wineries Have Changed Their Packaging To Help Environment

Driving near Sebastopol, Ron Rubin had an epiphany when he saw blue recycling bins parked along the road, a punch of color against the gray pavement. Blue Bin, the vintner thought, would be the perfect name for his new brand of wine in plastic bottles made from recycled materials.

By: Forbes

Why BLUE BIN Believes The Future Of The Wine Industry Rests On Bottle Packaging

In recent years, wineries and winemakers have become increasingly conscious of the impact wine production and distribution has on the environment. Many companies are now altering farming practices to be more climate friendly, and considering sustainability in packaging…