UK Company Launches Paper Wine Bottle As An Eco-friendly Alternative

This might seem a bit far fetched but a paper wine bottle has been launched as a sustainable alternative to glass and plastic. 

The innovative creation, aptly titled Frugal bottle, is the brainchild of packaging and design branding company Frugalpac in the UK.

Frugal boasts many eco-friendly benefits and weighs in at 83g when full. The paper bottle is up to five times lighter than its regular glass counterpart. In addition, the overall carbon footprint is up to six times lower than glass bottles, based on analysis by the Intertek group. 

You might wonder how this is all possible. Let us explain…

Frugal bottle is made from 94% recycled paperboard, with a plastic food-grade liner to contain the wine or spirits within, similar in concept to a bag-in-box.

While there is some plastic involved, the company states that its Frugal bottle uses ‘up to 77% less’ than a plastic bottle and that the plastic lining is recyclable.

There is ’15g compared to a 64g bottle made from 100% recycled plastic’, it said.

In terms of recycling, either the whole bottle can be placed in your bin, or you can separate into two parts.

The first wine released with the Frugal bottle is Cantina Goccia, 3Q 2017, a Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet blend. Previous vintages have won medals in the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The Frugal bottle is not the world’s first paper wine bottle. In 2013, Stranger and Stranger launched Paperboy in the UK and US, making it the first of its kind in the wine sector.