Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles – BBC News

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Diageos paper whisky bottle, which will be trialled in spring 2021, will be made from wood pulp and will be totally recyclable, the company stated.

The concept is that consumers would be able to drop them directly into the recycling.

Making bottles from glass likewise consumes energy and creates carbon emissions.

Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be readily available in paper bottles.
Diageo, the beverages giant that owns the brand name, said it plans to run a trial of the brand-new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year.

To make the bottles, Diageo will co-launch a firm called Pulpex, which will likewise produce packaging for the likes of Unilever and PepsiCo.

While most Johnnie Walker is sold in glass bottles, the company is searching for ways of using less plastic across its brand names.

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Business are coming under increasing pressure to reduce the quantity of plastic in packaging as consumers increasingly concentrate on damage to ecosystems.

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Diageo stated its bottles will be made by pressurising pulp in moulds which will then be treated in microwave ovens.

While glass bottle producers are making every effort to make production more efficient, they still have a significant carbon footprint.

Lots of containers made out of paper have a plastic coating inside to stop the beverages dripping out. Diageo, nevertheless, stated its drinks bottles will not have that plastic covering.

In Europe, 8.2 million tonnes of plastic were utilized to package food and drink in 2018, according to ING experts.

Diageo, which likewise makes Guinness and Smirnoff vodka, said it utilizes less than 5% of plastic in its total product packaging.

The bottles will be sprayed internally with finishes that are created not to interact with the drinks they will consist of.

It takes a great deal of energy to power glass heaters, much of which utilize natural gas to melt basic materials such as sand and limestone.

Carlsberg in the procedure of establishing a paper beer bottle.

UK company Frugalpac produces paper wine bottles which it states are made from recycled paper with a “food grade liner”.

Beverages companies have been developing paper bottles to attempt to cut down on pollution and make items more sustainable.