it’s never been easier to enjoy a good red or white while being green.

Our innovative Greenskin Wine pouches are 100% recyclable, and included in every 6-pack of Greenskin Wine is a postage-paid satchel for your to return your empties.

Although our recycling program is on a temporary hold (since the demise of RedCycle), we are working very hard on an alternative and ask you to hold onto your empties for now. We hope to have some good news with an alternate recycling partner very soon!

Beyond the recycling element, Greenskin Wine is still a far more sustainable way to enjoy your favourite drops!

but how is plastic better than glass for the environment?

It is a common misconception that wine in glass is the most sustainable packaging option. This is very incorrect.

Here are the reasons why Greenskin Wine pouches are more environmentally sustainable than glass.

hard facts

It’s a fact that glass bottles, their secondary packaging and transport represent *68% of the product’s carbon footprint! *Source: Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

If every single bottle we bought, we washed and repeatedly refilled, glass would be the best. But, this doesn’t happen, and (sadly) more than 50% ends up in landfills around Australia no matter what colour bin you place it in.

Plus, with data indicating that the vast majority of wines are consumed within two weeks of purchase, the fact they are still packaged in glass (which was originally for cellaring purposes) is certainly not the most sustainable option!

so what's the problem with glass?


the greenskin difference

comparison glass bottle vs greenskin wine pouch

Wine producers worldwide are taking extraordinary measures to reduce their carbon footprint by adopting sustainable viticulture practices eg: organic, biodynamic etc.

But with the growing concern about the volume of glass that ends up in landfill, plus the energy required to produce a glass bottle and transport it to market, wine packaging is the next obvious place to further reduce their environmental impact, and increase the sustainability of the wine industry as a whole.

We’re so pleased to be leading the change into more sustainable wine packaging and we thank you for being part of the change!

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industry recognition

Our efforts towards sustainability were recently recognised by winning not one but two major awards at the recent PACKWINE Design Awards, taking out the Best Alternative / Sustainable Package Design Award and the People’s Choice Award.

You can read the full story here.


Here’s how easy it is to recycle your empty Greenskin pouches, so they do not become dreaded landfill.

Step 1

You enjoy quality wine, anywhere!

Lightweight, compact, unbreakable, resealable & quick to chill, we've got your wine stores covered for your next adventure.

Step 2

place your empties inside your post-pack

Each case of Greenskin Wine has a pre-paid post-pack to place your empty pouches in.

Step 3

Drop in the nearest mail box

Not near a post office when you’re adventuring? At only 17g when empty, the pouch is easy to fold away until you’re back on-grid.

Step 4

every pouch is 100% recycled

Congratulations, you’ve helped divert more plastic from landfill! Every part of the pouch (and envelope) is fully recycled.


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REdcyle recyling


You may have seen in the news that our recycling partner REDcycle has ceased operation.

We are are still working very hard on finding an alternative solution for recycling your empty pouches.

how you can help

If possible, please continue to keep your empty pouches for now, and stay tuned for updates coming soon.

As soon as we have more information, we will be emailing our customers and updating our website so you’ll be the first to know.

Thank you for your understanding!

australian packaging covenant MEMBERS

Greenskin Wine joins Australian Packaging Covenant

Greenskin Wine is also a proud member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

The APCO is a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. The APCO vision is a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy.

Through our APCO membership Greenskin Wine aims to maximise our sustainability credentials by committing to a system of scrutiny and measurement that will ensure any claims we make can be verified and compared to industry best practices.

While it is not mandatory for us to join this organisation, we firmly believe that it is a significant way for us to “walk the talk” which we trust will give you, our greatest asset, a greater connection to our commitment to sustainability in wine packaging.

See how we’re tracking here:

The idea of putting wine into a soft pouch reared its head over a long lunch about ten years ago, but back then, the pouches were not recyclable and bringing more plastic into the world, and the oceans we so love, just did not sit well with us.

Over time,  technology of materials and recycling methods have improved, and the Greenskin pouch is now 100% recyclable, which gave us the motivation to proceed. Our creative daughter, Ellen, coined the name Greenskin (a play on the wine term Clean Skin & incorporated the environmental side), which we loved from the outset.

We are thrilled to fuse our passion for great wine, the environment, and an active, outdoor lifestyle to give Aussies something that genuinely solves a problem for them all while being kinder to the planet.

We are so glad that you can be a part of the change!

REdcyle recyling

temporary hold

You may have seen in the news that our recycling partner REDcycle has temporarily paused their receival of soft plastics.

REDcycle has reported that this is a short-term glitch in the system largely related to the pandemic coinciding with unforeseen challenges experienced by processing partners.

how you can help

For now, we ask that you keep your empty pouches for a few months until this situation eases – and then post them in as usual.

As soon as we have more information, we will be emailing our customers and updating our website so you’ll be the first to know.

Thank you for your understanding!

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