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A Sustainable Approach To Your Christmas Tipple

You might not always think of how your favorite wine, beer, or spirit might impact the environment, but this Christmas season, you could make some simple changes towards eco-friendly enjoyments.

Some call it a significant hangover in the alcohol industry, but a few companies are acting in new ways to make their products highly sustainable.

A report in Positive News goes into some interesting details from a company called Avallen. 

“Sustainability was the major motivation for Etherington-Judge and co-founder Stephanie Jordan when they set about creating their business.

They sought out the most environmentally friendly raw material to produce alcohol from using four metrics: carbon emissions; biodiversity; water use; and pesticide and fertiliser use. The result? Apples beat sugar cane, cereal, grains, potatoes and grapes on each.”

Here are a few tips that Positive News has also shared.

  1. Apples have a very small environmental impact, so don't shy away from cider or apple wine.
  2. Drink local wines and beers that haven’t traveled long distances on carbon polluting trucks.
  3. Aim to buy cans and boxes instead of bottles, as glass has a much higher carbon footprint.

So, if you’re planning your next party, then keep these tips in mind and look out for some sustainable products.



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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