GlassRite Wine is a four-year initiative stared in 2006 by the UK's Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), in order to "identify opportunities for the wine sector to make environmental and commercial savings." Now comes their crowning achievement, in the form of a humble CAD file:
That may not look like much, but that's kind of the point--that's a wine bottle that weighs in at just 300 grams, 188 grams lighter than the average and 40 grams lighter than its lightest antecedent.
"If adopted for all wine sold in the UK it would generate an annual glass saving of 153,000 tonnes - equivalent to the weight of more than 460 jumbo jets - and cut CO2 emissions by 119,000 tonnes," said WRAP's Nicola Jenkin. The design is available for free download on WRAP's website here.