Goodbye Plastic and Glass — Hello Wooden Bottles!
Wooden beverage containers are probably the last packaging innovation anyone could conceive of, yet it’s happened.
The new product is called the Green Fibre Bottle, and the bottle and its enclosure are both biogradable.
This zero waste bottle is manufactured with sustainably sourced wood fibre and we’d have to assume it is not recycled wood.
To eliminate harmful plastics and glass from our landfills, oceans and city streets would be a tremendously good thing. It’s a very innovative and exciting product. Why didn’t someone do this 10 years ago?
The bottle’s makers claim that the bottle will have extra benefits as well, including light blocking to help beer stay fresher. It can also be used for carbonated beverages.
The new bottle is a product of a 3 year research and development effort by Carlsberg Brewing company and molded-fiber packaging supplier ecoXpac.
The goal of the project as stated on the EcoXpac website is to create an environmentally friendly bottle that is biodegradable and will replace plastic bottles. As we know, plastics are a huge waste problem with a burgeoning amount of it collecting in the two swirling masses of debris in the lower Pacific Ocean.
The bottle is still in the research and testing phase and about all anyone can tell you is it will be made of wood and will be opaque.