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Carlsberg will develop wood-fibre beverage bottle


February 3, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Carlsberg has initiated a three-year project a biodegradable and bio-based bottle made from wood fibre.

A beer bottle made of wood fibre could be on its way. Carlsberg announced in january a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.

A beer bottle made of wood fibre could be on its way. Carlsberg announced in january a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.

Carlsberg has initiated a three-year project with packaging company ecoXpac, with the collaboration of Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark, to develop a biodegradable and bio-based bottle made from wood fibre, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle.”

All materials used in the bottle, including the cap, will be developed using bio-based and biodegradable materials – primarily, sustainably sourced wood fibres – allowing the bottle to be responsibly degraded.

Andraea Dawson-Shepherd, senior vice-president for corporate affairs, said: “If the project comes to fruition, as we think it will, it will mark a sea-change in our options for packaging liquids, and will be another important step on our journey towards a circular, zero-waste economy.”

This latest initiative forms part of the Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC), a cooperation between Carlsberg and selected partners whose aim is to pursue a circular, zero-waste economy.