Introducing Darnley's Recyclable Gin Pouches!
The start of 2022 sees a greater emphasis by us at Darnley’s Gin on playing our small role to do what we can to help the environment by becoming a more sustainable brand. This was brought into sharp focus in November last year with COP26 being held not far from our distillery in the city of Glasgow. Each step we know is a baby but important one nonetheless, in a long-term sustainable journey. Everyone needs to play their role. Our recyclable gin pouches allows existing Darnley’s Gin fans to re-fill their bottles without creating additional emissions through the transportation of heavier bottles.
The gin pouch itself weighs about 50% of one of our 70cl bottles and contains the same amount of gin. The manufacturing process for Darnley’s bottles requires extremely high temperatures (minimum of 1000 degrees centigrade) to heat the furnace, and by replacing a quantity of these with recyclable pouches we can save on further emissions.
They are super easy to use – simply unscrew the cap and pour into a Darnley’s bottle. Once emptied, pop the cap back on the pouch to ensure no leaking gin, and send back via Freepost to Darnley’s HQ for us to recycle. Additionally, we have also now seen travellers on weekend breaks to Scotland buying these gin pouches rather than bottles to avoid arriving home to a broken gin bottle in one’s luggage!
As the year progresses, Darnley’s will be announcing more small carbon saving initiatives as we strive to become more environmentally responsible. We have a number of ideas bubbling away & will keep everyone updated on these our via Darnley’s Discovery Club. Please do join us if you haven’t already and sign up via our website.
Meanwhile, we’d love to know what you think of our pouches: we know they won’t change the world, but little-by-little we can play our role in making it a more sustainable place to live.
Shop our recyclable gin pouches here.
All the best & Happy New Year.
William Wemyss, Founder.