Greenville, SC, January 31, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- A local Upstate Winery was able to keep over 9,000lbs of glass out of local area landfills with their bottle recycling program in 2018. After an April 1, 2016 decision by Greenville County to stop accepting glass for recycling upset many local residents, City Scape Winery’s co-owners, Josh and Debra Jones, came up with a solution to help keep their wine bottles from ending up as trash.
Starting in January 2018, the couple began allowing customers to bring back their City Scape wine bottles to the winery in exchange for a dollar discount towards a new bottle. “We were amazed by the huge number of customers who took us up on our offer to bring their bottles back,” says Josh Jones. He states that over 10,000 of their own wine bottles were returned throughout the year. Many of the bottles were resanitized using an FDA approved method and reused, but several others were cut to make candles and bottle lights out of.
Several local area restaurants have also gotten in on the program. Edmund and Renee Woo who own/operate Saskatoon Restaurant in Greenville recently started serving City Scape’s wines. “We love the fact that we can support a local business, help our bottom line, and help keep our carbon footprint small at the same time,” says Renee Woo, who recently returned over 260 bottles from her restaurant in exchange a credit towards her next order.
“At the end of the day, it is just the right thing to do for our customers and our area as a whole,” say Deb Jones. More information can be found on the company’s website at: https://cityscapewinery.com/bottle-recycling/