More good news from beer companies. Carlsberg announced it has created a paper beer bottle. The Denmark-based brewer said it had plans for a 100% bio-based, sustainably sourced, recyclable wood fiber bottle.
In the news released on October 11, the company showed two research prototypes. The company has been working on sustainable packaging, specifically wood bottles, since 2015 and these new prototypes are the first to be shown filled with beer.
The company showed two prototypes as part of its latest round of research and development. The first prototype includes a thin recycled PET (plastic) polymer barrier and the other is bio-based PET polymer barrier. The goal is to have a 100% bio-based bottle free of polymers.
Quoted in a press release about the paper bottles, Myriam Shingleton, Vice President Group Development said, “We continue to innovate across all our packaging formats, and we are pleased with the progress we’ve made on the Green Fibre Bottle so far. While we are not completely there yet, the two prototypes are an important step towards realising our ultimate ambition of bringing this breakthrough to market. Innovation takes time and we will continue to collaborate with leading experts in order to overcome remaining technical challenges, just as we did with our plastic-reducing Snap Pack.”
The bottles are made with help from exoXpac, BillerudKorsnäs, and researchers from Danish Technical University. This group launched a paper bottle company, Paboco. The paper bottle will also be used by The Coca-Cola Company, The Absolut Company and L’Oréal.
Carslberg has made multiple sustainability commitments, including zero carbon emissions by 2030 and 30% reduction in supply chain carbon footprint by 2030.
Read in One Green Planet about Budweiser’s recent plastic reduction announcement. Coca-Cola has made strides in increasing recycled plastic in its bottles.
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