For years, one of the most commonly spoken about problems in the environment has been our needless reliance on plastic. Naturally, plastic is something that we need to look into as it’s a very particular and specific problem. Often, it takes years – even decades – to degrade. With so many of us enjoying soft drinks and beers, though, it’s become a major talking point. How do we find an alternative?
Well, it looks like the good people at Coca Cola and Carlsberg are going to bring an end to the issue themselves. That’s because of the work that The Paper Bottle Company has been doing to help create bottles that are made from degradable plant sugars. These degrade entirely within a year, and already they’ve been working with giants of the industry such as L’Oreal and Avantium.
However, they’ve also been working with brewery giants Carlsberg for many years. Talking about the project that’s been going on behind the scenes for years, Carlsberg announced: “We are working on developing the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably-sourced wood fibers that are both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable.” Shortly after, the brewing company unveiled its first paper bottle for their Pilsner beer as proof of concept on their social media sites.
“These paper bottles, made out of a plant-based polymer called “PEF,” are expected to be fully recyclable and to naturally degrade within a year, unlike their plastic counterparts. The sustainability company which creates these bottles hopes to have them ready for consumer use by 2023.”
This desire to move away from damaging single-use plastics is a massive net benefit for the planet. With many of us stuck indoors and not able to enjoy the environment, we’ve never had more time to realize how much we miss it and how much we need to care for it. That’s why today we highly recommend that you look to make a wise choice and get involved with cutting plastic out of your life.
With major companies looking to do this and many nations looking to either tax or ban plastic bags, we’re seeing some big changes to how humanity views plastic. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s good to see some of the most impressive companies in the drinks industry and beauty industry come together to bring an end to the use of needless single-use plastics.
While many of these companies do much to help us stay clean and/or happy, they are now giving the environment the same concerns. That can only be a good thing, can’t it?