Even though people today are more committed to recycling than they used to be; not enough recycling is being done. Plastic, glass, and paper products pile up in landfills.
One company, GreenBottle, has taken on the challenge of creating milk, wine, juice, and other household containers and making them easier to recycle. According to the website, the shell of a GreenBottle is made from virgin or recycled cardboard and molded into the shape of containers.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, how can a paper container hold liquid? According to the website, inside the paper container is a plastic liner. What makes this idea so convenient for recycling is that consumers just simply have to rip the tab on the paper container, remove the plastic liner, and recycle properly. However, even if sometimes the bottle isn’t recycled, the paper section is biodegradable.
GreenBottle offers paper containers for: (Click the links below to see a picture and learn more about it)
- Household containers such as laundry detergent
- GreenBottle is designing bottles for other uses, such as:
According to the website, GreenBottle is available in the following areas:
It doesn’t seem that is it available in the U.S. market yet. However, if I saw it in my local grocery store, I would definitely buy it. If you visit the website and look at the pictures, in my opinion, it is nicely designed and appealing to the eye.
What are your thoughts? What do you think about the idea? Do you think it is something that will catch on worldwide? Do you think it makes recycling easier from a consumer standpoint? Would you purchase it?