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Unisource Offers Most Environmentally-Friendly Options For Shipping Wine, Just In Time For The Holidays

Press release from the issuing company

NORCROSS, GA (December 8, 2008) - Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, now offers the most environmentally-friendly wine shipping options – just in time for the holiday season – to help vintners and purveyors of wine meet their Green packaging needs.

The 2008 holiday season is upon us and 30 to 40 percent of wine sales occur during this festive period.  With the current economic crisis causing businesses to look for more innovative ways to cut costs and reduce expenses, wine companies across the country are striving to become more efficient in their shipping operations and more earth-friendly in their packaging efforts.

Unisource Wine offers wine shipping packaging units that come in one-, two- and three-bottle sizes and are designed for 750 ml bottles.  As an industry leader in Green packaging supplies, Unisource Wine now offers two unique wine packaging options, including:

- EnviroFoam Wine Shippers – Foam wine shippers made from 100% recycled materials; and,

- Compostable Pulp Wine Shipper Trays – Made from recycled newsprint, recycled corrugated paperboard and water, these wine trays meet or exceed all packaging toxic limitation standards.
"These new packaging options are the perfect ways to ship wine during the holiday season and provide optimal bottle protection through the use of high-quality materials and design innovation," said Rod Levitt, Director of Unisource Wine's packaging sales in Santa Rosa, CA.  "In addition to being environmentally-friendly, our innovative designs offer companies the benefits of saving up to 75 percent in warehouse space, freight costs and labor costs by easing de-nesting."
Visitors to the Unisource Wine Web site, www.unisourcewine.com, can choose from an assortment of wine packaging designs and Green shipping materials.  Unisource Wine products can also be ordered by calling 1-800-682-7008, ext. 1137.  The Unisource Wine packaging program has been in operation for more than 15 years and is committed to developing more earth-friendly solutions to remain a leader in the Sustainability market.
For more information on all Unisource products, please visit www.unisourcelink.com, or contact Unisource at 1-800-UNISOURCE.