- The Liviri Vino6 enables cost-effective wine shipments regardless of the weather
- Presented with 2020 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award.
Behind every bottle of wine are countless hours of growing, picking, processing, and testing. There is no room for error when shipping. Liviri, in partnership with Alejandro Bulgheroni Wines, received the 2020 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for cost savings and environmental impact reductions resulting from the replacement of traditional insulated corrugated cardboard shipping boxes with the reusable Liviri Vino6.
The online presentation was made in conjunction with PACK EXPO Connects via Youtube. It was awarded by Tim Debus of the Reusable Packaging Association. Debus commented that the RPA has represented the reusable packaging sector for 20 years. The Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award has been presented annually since 2012.
“Our wine shipper (is) designed for year-round cost-effective ground shipping,” explained Rachel Lee, senior product line manager at Liviri. She spoke at the award presentation. “It paves the way for a more efficient circular model that reduces the environmental impact and prioritizes the consumer experience.” The Liviri reusable packaging solution utilizes vacuum insulation panels that provide very high thermal performance, allowing safe transport for up to five days. It enables coast to coast shipping even during hot and cold months, eliminating the need for weather holds typically required to protect wine quality during these times.
And since the entire containers were usable for two years, and 95% recyclable and end of life, she added, it’s a sustainable solution that eliminates single-use styrofoam, wine shippers and ice packs.
“Liviri Vino is reusable, which makes it not only functional but also sustainable,” said Brian Jacoby, Sr. Vice President Liviri Sales, in a release. “Our goals are to limit the seasonality of the wine shipping industry, greatly reduce single-use packaging and produce environmentally preferable reusable shipping solutions that can be recycled at end of life.
“Demand is high during the most challenging shipping months, but due to the risk of frozen or ‘cooked’ wine, shipments are extremely limited and must be sent via air express. Liviri Vino opens up these months to regular shipping practices for our customers, like Alejandro Bulgheroni Wines.”
“Upon receiving our wines in the Liviri Vino6, our clients are delighted to find we took the same care and concern we employ in our production to our packaging and shipments,” said Michael Ploetz, Estate Director for Alejandro Bulgheroni Napa Valley. “The container conveys our dedication to ensuring the highest quality experience possible using today’s latest technology while maintaining our goals towards sustainability.” Ploetz accepted the award on behalf of Alejandro Bulgheroni.
“Bulgheroni Wine’s use of the Liviri Vino6 wine cooler received high marks across the judging panel for bringing reusable packaging innovation to an emerging direct-to-consumer marketplace,” said Tim Debus, RPA president. “The breakthrough reuse application is not only with value-added product design to solve challenges such as maintaining quality temperature specifications but also in the reuse platform, offering consumers convenient returns for zero-waste packaging.”
Liviri Vino6 is one of a growing number of sustainable transport solutions, including Liviri Fresh and Liviri Shuttle. Liviri Fresh is a durable, insulated, reusable shipping container that is purpose-sized for meal kits and perishables like meat, seafood, produce, juices, and more. Liviri Shuttle is designed for in-store “click and collect” pickup and to handle the rigors of last-mile home delivery.
The RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award recognizes companies and organizations that have developed and implemented innovative and measurable reusable packaging solutions in a supply chain. Past winners of the award include The Kroger Company with Polymer Logistics (2019), Anheuser-Busch InBev and DS Smith (2018), Goodwill Industries with ORBIS Corporation and STIHL (2017) and others.