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2.7

Approximate minimum weight (in pounds) of a filled bottle of wine. When empty, the bottles themselves range from 0.66 to 1.7 pounds, making glass the heaviest type of packaging for wine. About 77% of all wine is sold in glass bottles, even though glass bottles—manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and disposal—account for a whopping 40% of a typical winery’s carbon footprint.

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