Carlsberg has developed what it claims to be the world’s first paper bottle for beer with two new prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle.

Both are made from sustainably sourced wood fibres and are fully recyclable. They come with an inner barrier, with one prototype lined with thin recycled PET polymer film and the other using 100% bio-based PEF polymer film.

The prototypes were launched at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen back in October 2019.

Carlsberg are hoping to eventually create a 100% bio-based bottle without polymers.

Carlsberg also announced back in October 2019 that it had joined Coca Cola, Absolut, and L’Oreal in a ‘paper bottle community’ that was launched by its paper-bottle producer Pabocco.

Carlsberg began to develop the Green Fibre Bottle in 2015 alongside packaging experts and researchers, supported by Innovation Fund Denmark.

This is part of Carlsberg’s sustainability programme initiative, ‘Together Towards ZERO’, which includes further commitments at its breweries to produce zero carbon emissions plus reduce by 2030 their full-value-chain carbon footprint by 30% reduction.

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Published: 14 October 2019