One Tip It On Back Thing: Beer in Paper “Bottles”

The Danish brewing company Carlsberg is developing a prototype “paper bottle” that will be “fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer.”  The Associated Press reported that the company is planning to collaborate with Coca-Cola, Swedish vodka maker Absolut, and makeup group L’Oreal to develop paper bottles.  Carlsberg is working to achieve zero carbon emissions at its breweries and reduce its carbon footprint across its value chain 30% by 2030 — it started developing this paper bottle back in 2015.  We salute them and sure do hope these sustainable beer bottles get less blow-back than the paper straw!

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