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Americas: Ardagh Group debuts LCBO-compliant 1.5 L bottle

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Ardagh Group, Glass – North America debuts its 1.5L Bordeaux wine bottle, compliant with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) new lightweight glass strategy for wine products.

The 650 g bottle was produced in advance of the revised LCBO standards that will be effective from April 1, 2016.

In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of products while also providing ergonomic benefits through reduction in overall case weights, in late 2014 the LCBO announced new national standards that wines packaged in 1 L bottles must not exceed the maximum glass bottle weight of 550 g and 700 g for 1.5 L bottles.

Compliance standards for 750 ml wine bottles remain unchanged at 420 g and 460 g for Hock bottles.

The group also offers 10 750 ml bottles and one 1 L bottle in compliance with LCBO standards.