Waste and Packaging
Within TWE wineries, most waste is organic. Grape skins and seeds, referred to as marc or pomace, are a by-product of the winemaking process and are specifically treated by third parties to extract further value from the waste, or sent to composting facilities.
Cardboard, glass and plastic is carefully separated at our winery and packaging centres to ensure that major materials in our waste streams are either reused or recycled. This includes:
- cardboard, which is recycled through contractors;
- plastic wrap, which is repurposed for multiple reuse functions such as being transformed into pallet slip sheets for export; and
- wooden pallets, which are redistributed throughout regional distribution networks.
In addition, TWE works to promote recycling initiatives in its regional head offices and records office waste volumes where possible.
You can access TWE's Australian Packaging Covenant Reports here.
TWE diverts 96.28% of its waste from landfill each year, based on an average between F15 and F18 of waste produced from vineyards, wineries and packaging centres.