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Carlsberg launches glass bottles with up to 90% lower carbon impact

A partnership with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, could take us a step closer to ZERO carbon footprint, with a trial demonstrating the possibility to cut the carbon impact of glass bottles by up to 90%.

The trial, which created 1 million green Carlsberg bottles, used 100% biofuel and increased recycled content of to 100%, while maintaining quality.

Glass bottles account for around 10% of the total beer-in-hand emissions (the full value chain) for Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company in the UK. By demonstrating the possibility to cut the footprint of each bottle by up to 90%, this trial has huge potential to support our target to cut emissions across our value chain as part of our Together Towards ZERO programme. And it could even transform the bottle from the highest-carbon-impact packaging type to the lowest.

 

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