PACKWINE speaker to show that sustainability is more than bottles and cans

Sustainability within wine packaging is something that should be examined every part of the wine industry supply chain.

Marta Mendonca has been managing the Porto Protocol Foundation since December 2019 and is an advocate for finding greater sustainability throughout the industry.

“It is the bottle, the very first layer in direct contact with the product and the one end consumers interact with, the bottle, that gets all the attention,” she said.

“But as we look at wine value and supply chain from an environmental standpoint, and amidst a climate crisis, a more holistic approach is needed, one that rethinks and questions all elements in packaging as well.

“They’re coming from containers to closures, from cartons to pallets.”

The Porto Protocol Foundation is the biggest global wine community sharing knowledge to collaboratively bring climate action to life.

Marta holds a degree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.

PACKWINE is now in its second year and is shining a spotlight on how change can be brought into the wine packaging industry through a print and digital forum as well as a trade exhibition, allowing leading suppliers to display their products and services. Design awards will also highlight the year’s best wine packaging.

PACKWINE will feature a number of industry leaders as part of its webinar component, including Neil Scrimgeour, business development manager of Affinity Labs; Paul Baggio, managing director of Della Toffola Pacific; and Rowena Curlewis, CEO of Denomination.

The PACKWINE Forum & Expo will be published in the September 2022 issue of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, the wine industry’s leading publication, while digital content will also be published online.


For more information, or to register for free to be a PACKWINE 2022 delegate, click here now.