Enjoying great wine shouldn’t cost the earth
Laylo was created to make environmentally conscious drinking a no-brainer... Delicious wine, fresh for 6 weeks in beautifully designed packaging - which just so happens to be better for the planet. We know we still have further to go, and we’re busy working on ways we can reduce our impact even further. You can learn more about why we’re backing boxes as the future of wine below.
Laura & Laura
Founders of Laylo
It’s time for a change
Boxes are better than bottles
Uses less energy
Making glass requires temperatures of over 1500°C, which is one of the reasons that the carbon footprint of wine stored in bottles is a whopping 9x higher than for the same wine stored in boxes. If you enjoy a bottle a week, you could save 20kg of CO2 emissions over the course of a year by switching to boxes. That’s the same as leaving a 42" HD TV on non-stop for a month!
Easier to ship
Your wine goes on quite a journey before it ends up on your wine rack, requiring long journeys on lorries or across the sea. They are heavy (a tonne of wine in bottles requires 720kg of glass) and round bottles can’t be tightly packed which means a lot of wasted space. Plus they need to be shrouded in additional plastic packaging to avoid breakages. A triple-whammy of environmental misery.
Less wine wasted
Every year in the UK, the equivalent of over 620 million bottles of wine are poured away because they aren’t consumed fast enough. That could fill over 5,000 swimming pools! Boxed wines stay fresh for 6 weeks after opening, so you can enjoy a cheeky midweek glass safe in the knowledge you won’t have to waste a single drop.
Boxed wine is a sustainable choice which doesn’t compromise on taste, design or convenience
How to recycle boxed wines
Of course, the big advantage of glass is that it can be recycled over and over. Let’s break down how boxed wine compares.
1. The cardboard box
This is easily recycled in your standard household recycling collection. The packaging we use for shipping is also largely cardboard - no nasty polystyrene bottle protectors here!
2. The bag
In order to keep the wines tasting great for longer, the bag is made of a complex polymer, which is trickier to recycle but definitely possible. Some local councils will collect this, but unfortunately others won’t. In this case, your local supermarket may accept it alongside their carrier bag recycling, or you can email us for a freepost envelope to return the bag to us.
3. The tap
Now for the bad news - unfortunately the tap is not currently recyclable. We are exploring ways to make improvements here and will keep you posted!
We appreciate there is still some way to go, and we’re excited to be working more on this. For now though, we’re driven by the thought of helping you make more sustainable choices without compromising on taste, design or convenience.