Developing a paper bottle is a commitment with great opportunities but no guaranteed result. To succeed, we are building a community of partners that share our vision, understand the complexity of innovation and the crucial importance of introducing smarter and more sustainable packaging solutions.
Together, all partners provide cutting edge expertise, from technology and design to marketing and brand development, covering all project areas and making investments in the form of capital, resources and working hours.
“It is all about the team! We are collaborating across the value chain and are united in our vision that the paper bottle will become a reality and fundamentally change this industry for good.”
GITTAN SCHIÖLD, CCO AT PABOCO
Project Coca-Cola – A World Without Waste
”Coca-Cola’s vision is a World Without Waste where we aim to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030. It also means making a portfolio packaging solutions that are circular and sustainable. That’s why we have partnered with Paboco in this exciting project to help develop a paper bottle. This is all part of our journey to find the most sustainable packaging solutions for people to enjoy our drinks, in a way that is right for them and for the planet.”
STIJN FRANSSEN, PACKAGING INNOVATOR R&D EUROPE
Absolut launches first-ever commercially available
“This is a step closer towards our vision of a fully bio-based bottle. We are exploring packaging that has a completely different value proposition. Paper is tactile; it’s beautiful; it’s authentic; it’s light. That was our starting point. But this is not just an idea on paper. “We want consumers and partners to join our journey towards a more sustainable future. Together we can develop packaging solutions that people want and the world needs. That’s why bold partnerships with like-minded organisations to test the waters are going to be evermore crucial on our net zero journey.”
ELIN FURELID, DIRECTOR FUTURE OF PACKAGING
AT THE ABSOLUT COMPANY
Project Carlsberg – Green Fibre Bottle
”We’re driven by our constant pursuit of better, to create more sustainable packaging solutions that help people to live more sustainable lives. Sometimes that means completely rethinking how things are done – pushing the boundaries of existing technologies and overcoming technical challenges as they present themselves. That’s exactly what we have been doing since 2015, and we can’t wait to continue the journey with Paboco in the coming years.”
SIMON BOAS HOFFMEYER, SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, CARLSBERG GROUP
Project L’Oréal – For a sustainable beauty routine
“Our team wanted to use more renewable materials, and cardboard is a great option. But turning a great option into a usable product is a long and complicated process. Happily, we’re now partnering with one of the world’s most innovative packaging companies to transform this vision into reality.”
PHILIPPE THUVIEN, HEAD OF PACKAGING AND DEVELOPMENT OF L’ORÉAL
Project Lenor by Procter & Gamble – So much freshness in a paper bottle!
“We’re very excited to join this group of packaging innovators. This is another milestone on our P&G Fabric & Home Care journey to innovate towards more sustainable packaging formats. Our chosen pilot brand Lenor has a great track record of incorporating recycled plastic into its packaging, already using up to 100% in its European transparent bottles. Now we aim to go a step further with bio-based packaging, which has a very promising future. We are delighted to be on this journey with our partners in the development of the next generations of paper bottles.”
JERRY PORTER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL FABRIC CARE, FLAVORS & FRAGRANCE DISCIPLINE CAPABILITY AND FABRIC & HOME CARE SECTOR
The paper bottle community connects a group of pioneering partners in a unique innovation project; the making of the world’s first 100% bio-based and recyclable paper bottle. The project is run by Paboco, a joint venture between paper packaging material developer BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla. Grown from the start-up and innovation expert EcoXpac.