- Call identifier:
- CIP-EIP-Eco-lnnovation-2009 / 256062
Life Cycle product development for a novel green milk bottle produced with waste paper from a general recycled paper stream
A superior alternative to plastic bottles via the development of a bottle predominantly from paper, with a thin plastic lining.
These bottles will be made from recycled materials, containing much less plastic that HDPE bottles, and with lower carbon footprint.
The project aims to develop technology to facilitate production of these bottles at capacity and cost equivalent to those of HDPE bottles.
Plastic in landfill takes at least 500 years to degrade. Currently, the EU(27) alone uses approximately 2.2 million tonnes of plastic in plastic bottles each year. This is a major problem and the fact that plastic bottles are derived from oil makes the initiative more important – we simply should not be using so much plastic in liquid packaging.
The GreenBottle was developed to replace plastic bottles. The concept consists of a moulded recycled waste paper outer shell with a thin loose plastic inner liner. The liner protects the milk from the recycled material and vice-versa. At the end of the products life the consumer can easily separate the two components and dispose of them through existing recycling streams.