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Carlsberg announces "Green-Fiber" bio-based bottle project

Carlsberg unveils latest Carlsberg Circular Community initiative at World Economic Forum in Davos, a project to develop world's first fully biodegradable wood-fibre bottle for beverages.

In the context of its participation in a panel on Wasteless Supply at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Carlsberg Group announced an agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.

According to a statement the Denmark-headed brewery major 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 sustainably sourced wood-fibre, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle”. All materials used in the bottle, including the cap, are be developed using bio-based and biodegradable materials – primarily, sustainably sourced wood-fibre – allowing the bottle to be responsibly degraded.

– At Carlsberg we are firm believers in the importance of a circular economy in ensuring sustainable future growth and development on our planet, and today’s announcement is excellent news. 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, said Andraea Dawson-Shepherd, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, commenting on the announcement from Carlsberg HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Carlsberg Group togther with partners in the Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) to develop biodegradable wood-Fibre bottle (illustration courtesy Carlsberg).

Carlsberg Group togther with partners in the Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) to develop biodegradable wood-Fibre bottle (illustration courtesy Carlsberg).

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 by using the “Cradle-to-Cradle”(C2C) framework when developing and marketing new products. The CCC currently comprises six founding partners, with two new partners, ecoXpac and 1HQ (a global branding agency) also announced today. Its goal is to have 15 partners by 2016.

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