Did you know that glass can be reused up to six times?
That makes wine bottles prime candidates for recycling.
Willamette Valley Vineyards in Oregon has always offered its customers a dime for each bottle returned to the winery – not much in the way of spare change, but a noble environmental gesture nonetheless.
Two years ago, California’s Fetzer Vineyards began using bottles that weigh 16 percent less than its former bottles.
Other wineries also are using bottles made from recycled glass.
So, don’t throw those wine bottles away – recycle them!