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Codorníu wins European Waste Reduction award

Published:  20 April, 2011

Codorníu has been awarded the European Waste Reduction Award, in the Business and Industry category.

A jury of independent European waste reduction specialists selected Codorníu's "Glass Reduction" project from 4,346 initiatives across 24 different countries.

Codorníu introduced its lightweight Cava bottle to market last September in order to minimise environmental impact.

It also organised an exhibition at its cellars, including an interactive test and two informative sessions to publicise its "Glass Reduction" project, during European Waste Reduction Week in November 2010.

The annual European Waste Reduction Week, is part of a three year European Project backed by the European Commission's LIFE+ programme and promotes good waste reduction practices to the public.

The exhibition showcased its recent advances in lightweight glass bottle production, illustrating how this contributes to improving the environment by using less raw materials and reducing CO² emissions.

Visitors were able to test for differences between the lightweight and ordinary bottles and two information sessions were held for students from the Espiells School of Viticulture and Oenology.

The main partners involved include project leader, ADEME (French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management); ACR+ (Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management); IBGE (Institute of Environmental Management for Brussels, Belgium) and LIPOR (Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto) as well as the ARC (Catalonia Waste Agency).