For the past many years, beverage companies have been facing major criticism😠 from the environmentalists.
These firms have been accused of doing little to substitute plastic packaging of their products. which eventually have a major negative impact on the environment🌳.
Now, Diageo, one of the biggest global beverage alcohol drinks maker has taken ☝️a revolutionary step in this regard.
It has joined hands🤝 with consumer goods giants, PepsiCo and Unilever, to introduce paper bottles for their brands in 2021.
About this technique
The technology behind these bottles has been provided by a firm named Pulpex packaging.
While most glass bottle alternatives still need to use a plastic inner layer to contain the liquid, these paper bottles are made from renewable wood raw material😇.
They are first formed into shapes and are put in microwave ovens.
They are then internally sprayed with specialized coatings so that it is safe👍 to put drinks in them for human consumption.
Since there will be no need🚫 to separate the inner plastic and outer pulp layers in these bottles, they will be fully recyclable in standard waste recycling techniques.
They have a respective 90% and 30% lower carbon footprint☺️ than glass and PET.
The technology can be used across a variety of single mould bottles across consumer goods.
It will allow brands to create new packaging designs🛃, or turn even more existing designs into the paper without compromising on product quality.