(Photo : Carlsberg) Danish brewer Carlsberg is working on a new sustainable packaging solution for its beers. It is developing paper bottles made from sustainably sourced wood fibers and are fully recyclable.

Carlsberg has been developing a paper bottle for its beer. The company said that the so-called Green Fibre Bottle is made from sustainably sourced wood fibers and are fully recyclable.

Paper Bottles For Carlsberg Beer

The Danish brewer revealed the details about two new paper bottle research prototypes it is working on at the C40 World Mayors Summit held in Copenhagen on Friday.

The bottles have an inner barrier to ensure they can carry beer. One prototype uses a recycled polyethylene terephthalate polymer film barrier that serves as a thin internal lining. The other uses a 100 percent bio-based polyethylene furanoate polymer film barrier.

The beer company said that the prototypes will now be tested, with the objective of eventually producing a "100% bio-based bottle without polymers."

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Myriam Shingleton, Vice President Group Development at Carlsberg Group said that the company is driven by a pursuit to create more sustainable packaging solutions that can help people live more sustainable lives.

"We are not completely there yet, the two prototypes are an important step towards realising our ultimate ambition of bringing this breakthrough to market," said Shingleton.

"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."

Snap Pack replaces the plastic wrapping used around the company's six-packs by instead glueing the cans together.

The company started developing a bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres in 2015 working with companies such as EcoXpac and BillerudKorsnäs, as well as post-doctoral researchers from the Technical University of Denmark.

The efforts have led to the birth of the paper bottle company Paboco. Carlsberg said that The Coca-Cola Company, The Absolut Company, and L'Oréal are also joining the paper bottle community launched by Paboco.

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