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Carlsberg Aim To Create First Biodegradable Bottle

A partnership between Danish brewing company Carlsberg, packaging company ecoXpac, Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark is aiming to create the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle.

The “Green Fiber Bottle” will be made from wood fiber. This new bottle would break down on its own, feeding into the biocycle unlike current materials – plastic and glass – which rely on active consumer recycling.

According to its 2013 annual report, packaging was one of the biggest factors driving up costs for Carlsberg. The new form of lighter packaging is also expected to save costs in the shipping process.

Encouragingly, the company has already set that it does not intend to keep the technology confidential, rather it hopes that other businesses will be able to take advantage of the learnings from this three-year project.

Read more about the project at Mother Nature Network.

 

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