Carlsberg is looking to make paper beer bottles a thing.
The huge beer company has made two new prototypes, both made using sustainably-sourced wood fibre. They’re fully recyclable, with an inner barrier that seals in the beer.
One of the bottles uses a thin, recycled PET polymer film barrier, and the other uses a 100 per cent bio-based PEF polymer film barrier. However, Carlsberg has said it wants to create a bottle that doesn’t use polymers in the future.
We may be seeing more of this going forward in the industry. Carlsberg has also launched a new company with BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla, called Paboco, or The Paper Bottle Company.
Earlier this year, the Danish brewing giant transformed its lager, with a whole new recipe, after people said it wasn’t up to scratch. Carlsberg said its beer was ‘rebrewed from head to hop’. And now it looks like it's moving onto its packaging.
Would you drink your beer from a paper bottle? And have you tried Carlsberg's 'newbrew'?