Carlsberg, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, EcoXPac, and Swedish pulp and paper product manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs, is in the process of producing the world’s first “Paper bottles” to pack beer in it.
With the invention, Carlsberg is eyeing to meet their Together Towards ZERO goals, which focuses on achieving zero emissions at all of its breweries.
However, Carlberg’s ‘paper bottles’ are not entirely made of paper but from substantially sourced wood fiber, which is 100% recyclable.
Carlsberg has unveiled two prototypes of the bottles. The first uses recycled PETwhile the other uses a 100% bio-based PEF polymer film barrier which is made from agricultural or forestry waste.
The bottles are being produced by a new company namely Paboco. Besides, Carlsberg, giants like Coca-Cola, Absolut, and L’Oreal are also investing in Paboco’s sustainable bottle designs.
Carlsberg had earlier opted to glue bottles rather than tieing – a pack of six – with plastic.