Gallery: The Champagne Bottle Slims Down to Cut its Carbon Footprint


Champagne bottles contain three times the air pressure of a typical car tire, which is why the iconic green bottles weigh 900 grams (two pounds). Not for long though – makers of Champagne bottles in France have been working on slimming down the bottle in an effort to reduce its weight, thereby reducing carbon emissions from transportation. A New York Times article reports that after much research and testing, manufacturers have streamlined the bottle through its shoulders, shaving off 65 grams (2.3 oz). Many Champagne producers have already switched over or are planning to do so.

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