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Flip top glass bottles = Zero Waste Wine

Mmm… pink lemonade. It’s only surpassed by the packaging it comes in. Earlier this year I started finding the glass bottles Bea Johnson talks about on her blog, Zero Waste Home. She uses them to refill wine. The unfortunate part about living in BC is that the powers that be do not allow wineries to refill. I did figure out a way to still get zero-waste wine though. When something is important you just figure it out! Ha ha. This is what I came up with… I found a U-Brew that will let me U-Vin using flip top bottles!

I bought a few pink lemonades in the flip-top bottles at the Grocery Outlet in Bellingham. I have found it cheaper, and easier, to buy the bottles with things in them, like beer and barbeque sauce. 

A four pack of Grolsh beer will eventually become a single-serve wine bottle. A bottle of Cattle Boyz bbq sauce from Alberta and a bottle of olive oil will also be transformed into corkless wine bottles. I was going to buy versions of these things anyways so it’s all for the greater good. Except for the pop. Nobody really needs pop. Once I buy my Sodastream I will definitely no longer need to buy any more pop. That’s okay because I will have enough to bottle a batch, I think.I’d better start saving up my allowance so that I can get started!


“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”

Linus Pauling


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Flip top glass bottles = Zero Waste Wine

  1. 🙂

    Posted by Jennifer | July 13, 2012, 3:42 am


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