Event Wine Solutions – Carbon Neutral Packaging

We are proud to be working with The Clean Earth Collective to offset all the carbon emissions of our wine packaging (rPET bottles, caps, labels and cartons). Our ultimate aim is to become a carbon negative business and we are working to achieve this in the coming years.

How does it work?

For every tonne of carbon produced by Event Wine Solutions wine packaging, The Clean Earth Collective calculates how many credits are needed to offset the carbon. Event Wine Solutions then buys the corresponding volume of credits which is then used by Clean Earth Collective to invest in approved conservation projects, details of which are below.

About The Clean Earth Collective

The Clean Earth Collective offers organisations the opportunity to offset emissions transparently, ethically, and competitively. Helping them to achieve alignment with the Paris Accord and to go above and beyond business and become Climate Positive. The Clean Earth Collective sources ethical carbon credits which fund a range of exciting projects – see below for the projects we have invested in.

Conservation projects

Forestry Conservation, Madre de Dios, Peru VCS01067

Carbon Credit Type: VCS

Validated by the Rainforest Alliance

The Clean Earth Collective is currently supporting a forestry and conservation project in Peru with the Rainforest Alliance. The project has been developed in the area comprised by Tambopata National Reserve and the sector of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park located in Madre de Dios region. The aim of the project is to conserve forests from both NPAs against the imminent advance of deforestation. More project Information >

Cookstove Project

This project involves the distribution of energy efficient cook stoves around Malawi. Many households are still relying on open fires to cook and purify water. This project aims on improving / lessening the natural energy requirements of as many communities as possible through the efficiency of the design. It is one of the most cost effective ways of improving the lifestyle and sustainable development of the many communities in the region as possible.

Primarily objectives

1. To lessen the impact on the natural environment and demand for wood and associated carbon (CO2e) emissions, whilst also freeing up time for innovation, and contributing towards a sensitive approach towards proactive development.

2. To address and improve the localised air quality for each household.

These stoves have been designed to utilise efficient rocket technology and will be manufactured, distributed and installed by local people. Initial testing has shown these stoves to be more than 50% more efficient than traditional models as well as it reduces the indoor smoke about 80%. These stoves will be using less firewood and emitting less smoke.

Climate change and health are inexorably linked. The WHO estimates that 7 million premature deaths annually are linked to air pollution and between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, with direct damage costs to health estimated at between US$2-4 billion/ year by 2030. If climate change is not brought under control, health problems from unclean air, major depletion of natural resources, water unsafe to drink, insufficient food and lack of secure shelter will only be exacerbated, leaving those developing countries that are most exposed least able to cope.

Stable Farming Environments:

• Project stoves save up to 80% firewood compared to an open fire.
• Households can save on average 1 tonne of wood per year.
• With less firewood demand, there is also less pressure on the local natural environment which can result in reduced soil erosion.
• Biodiversity and forest resources are enhanced and local farming benefits greatly.
• Stoves will be built locally in the surrounding area.
• Greatly reduces the amount of time needed to gather sufficient wood.

Safer childhoods

The vast majority of hospitalised burn victims in Africa are under the age of six years old. Hot liquid scalds and open flame burns are the most common type of injury. The project’s improved cookstoves are safer than traditional cooking methods because the stove’s structure shields the fire to contain heat and so protects against burns.

Air pollution

The World Health Organisation reports that household air pollution is the number one risk factor for burden of diseases. Improved cookstoves are associated with reduced smoke, which can lessen exposure to indoor air pollution, reduce asthma, long term respiratory problems and generally improve immune system health.

Download project document >