Sous le bouchon - Episode 3 - Lightweight glass


Episode 3 | Lightweight glass

Each year, the SAQ puts 200 million bottles into circulation. Are there solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of making and using all this glass? This is what our guests are working on: lightweight glass.

Published on December 3, 2021

Episode 3 - Lightweight glass (In french only)

Sous le Bouchon –The SAQ Podcast

A discussion with two passionate SAQ experts: Ines Castillo and Christian Marier-Pilon.

According to the SAQ’s lightweight glass experts, 

“A bottle’s weight has absolutely no bearing
on the quality of the wine inside.”

– Ines Castillo, Director, Europe 

“Lightweight glass reduces a bottle’s environmental impact
by 10 to 20% compared to regular glass. That’s a lot.”

– Christian Marier Pilon, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility 

Available at all times on SAQ.COM, as well as on the usual platforms 


Want to know about the subject?

All about lightweight glass

The next time you visit an SAQ store, have some fun by hand-weighing a few wine bottles. You’ll quickly realize they don’t all weigh the same. Welcome to the world of lightweight glass, a more ecological form of packaging!

Discover More Episodes

  • Podcast

    Episode 12 | Eco friendly stores

    The SAQ has a network of more than 400 stores across Quebec. Our store planning teams spend a lot of time thinking about the in-store experience and making sure every store construction or remodelling project is an opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint.

    Read more
  • Podcast

    Episode 11 | Food Banks of Quebec

    Because we believe that before drinking well it is essential to have enough to eat, we have made food assistance our corporate cause. Listen to Martin Munger, General Manager of Food Banks of Quebec, Élaine Coté, General Manager of Moisson Québec and Armand Kayolo, General Manager of Moisson Outaouais.

    Read more
  • A thirst for learning – our training offer for employees and clients

    Episode 10 | A thirst for learning

    Our customers’ desire for discovery is matched only by our employees’ desire for learning. To ensure that the interaction between customers and employees is rewarding, the SAQ offers as much information as possible on the products to its employees through various training sessions.

    Read more

Related Posts

Vous voulez en savoir plus sur le sujet? 

Découvrez plus épisodes

On vous recommande