Coca-Cola Introduces Paper Bottle Prototype


Coca-Cola are working to create a bottle made 100% from paper – an innovative packaging technology that may help achieve the target of a World Without Waste.

In a statement from the company, the World Without Waste is a stated goal by the Coca-Cola where each and every piece of packaging produced and sold can also be collected and recycled after use.

“Our vision is to create a paper bottle than can be recycled like any other type of paper, and this prototype is the first step on the way to achieving this. A paper bottle opens up a whole new world of packaging possibilities, and we are convinced that paper packaging has a role to play in the future,” says Stijn Franssen, EMEA R&D Packaging Innovation Manager at Coca-Cola, who is working on the project.

Coca-Cola have been working to explore the concept of a paper bottle with partner, Paboco, and three other companies in the Paboco Pioneer Community.

“This first-generation paper bottle prototype still consists of a paper shell with a plastic closure and a plastic liner inside. The plastic we use is made from 100% recycled plastic that can be recycled again after use. But our vision is to create a paper bottle that can be recycled like any paper. The next step is to find a solution to create a bottle without the plastic liner,” Stijn says.