AFP – A woman presents plastic bottles of Languedoc wines in Bordeaux. Tradition dies hard in the French Pyrenees, …
RIEUX-MINERVOIS, France (AFP) – Tradition dies hard in the French Pyrenees, but winegrowers are shrugging aside Gallic pride to bottle their wine in plastic to meet a demand for lighter, unbreakable bottles.
"Plastic bottles are difficult for me," said Pascal Fernandez, a winegrower from the Pepieux cooperative in the Languedoc. "In the French culture, a glass bottle with a natural cork is engraved in our genes."
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I for one, will not be buying this. I don't know how many times it needs to be reiterated that glass is 100% recyclable into another bottle. Plastic is not. Plastic can only be DOWNCYCLED into a different product.