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July 13, 2017 - Portugal - Ecology-conscious wine lovers can help local wildlife â€“ by turning the packaging of their favourite tipple into to a bird box.The wine comes with a label featuring a barn owl.It is packed in a wooden bow which features a hole where the bird on the label is seen peeking out from.When the wine has been drunk, the box slid slides back on and it can he hung on a tree and used as a bird box.There is even a twig sticking out for the wild birds to perch on.Portuguese wine maker Companhia das LezÃrias commissioned the Rita Rivotti Design Studio to create an innovative box.A spokesman said the label is very aware of environmental issues.Its own environmental projects included encouraging the return of barn owls to its vineyards where the birds keep down the local rodent population in check.The species has the scientific name is Tyto alba.Inspired by the connection between vineyards and the barn owl, the designer firm came up with the name Tyto Alba wine and the bird box packaging.A spokesman for the design studio said:â€ The owls are featured and portrayed in a special design that makes them come to life, reminding you of a watchful personality, conveying quality, and reliability.â€œThe packaging of the bottle represents respect for nature and protection of a species, increasing consciousness of the importance to become more than just wine lovers.â€œOnce you open the box, you can use the packaging as a bird house.â€ # UNE BOITE DE VIN DEVIENT UN NICHOIR A OISEAUX (Credit Image: © Visual via ZUMA Press)
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- Daily Round Up 13 July 2017