Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably-sourced wood fibers. The container is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable.
The Copenhagen, Denmark brewery, which was founded in 1847, said that they have two new research prototypes, both which use an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer. One prototype uses a thin recycled PET polymer film barrier, and the other a 100% bio-based PEF polymer film barrier. These prototypes will be used to test the barrier technology.
The company did not say when the innovative bottle might be used commercially for beer. Myriam Shingleton, Vice President Group Development at Carlsberg Group, said in a statement: “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 realizing our ultimate ambition of bringing this breakthrough to market.