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Imagine being environmentally responsible and enjoying a good drink at the same time? This is why Sophisticated Cocktail co, opted to package their cocktails in large format stand-up pouches. Made using recycled materials, that have an 80% lower carbon footprint than their glass bottle equivalent, they reduce the use of single use glass bottles and product waste buy suppling the equivalent of 3 bottles in one bag, the bags can then be placed in the recycled bin. The pouches weigh less than the other options and they stay fresher longer. They’re also the only ones produced without the use of cardboard, meaning they don’t require separation before recycling.

Eliminating both the possibility of cork contamination and the threat of oxidation, the Astrapouch®’s revolutionary smart nozzle keeps beverages fresher for up to 6 month after opening. Plus, their innovative, durable design flawlessly preserves the integrity of the product.

They also purchase their spirits in large format containers which can be returned and reused using barrels or ecoSPIRITS innovative closed-loop distribution system that nearly eliminates packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain. By dramatically reducing packaging and transport costs, this provides both a powerful cost advantage and a transformative carbon footprint reduction.

In 2020, the world will produce 40 billion glass spirit bottles, generating 22 million tons of carbon emissions. With each bottle eliminated, it saves at least 550 grams of carbon emissions, meaning that every cocktail or spirit pour saves 30 grams of emissions.

Using local wherever possible too is another way the business keeps their carbon footprint low.

Today’s ready-to-drink cocktails have come a long way from what they were just a few years ago. In the past, most of what was available on the market were sugary, syrupy concoctions, loaded with chemical flavourings and in packages that landed up as landfill. Consumers today still value convenience, but they’re looking for cleaner products that allow them to enjoy a few drinks, without feeling like the health, wellness and environmental trade-offs are too onerous.

If you are a consumer looking to reduce the amount of waste you produce in your household or a small bar or restaurant trying to reduce the amount of glass used in your venue, Sophisticated cocktail co is the perfect partner to help you consciously still enjoy a drink or two, and they are bloody good too!