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Cullen Packaging Fibre Bottle nominated for Earthshot Prize
[Apr 5, 2024]

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The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental award that is rewarded to five winners each year for their contributions towards environmentalism.

Cullen¡¯s Fibre Bottle was nominated in the Waste-Free World category.

The Fibre Bottle is a patented paper bottle, made from the corrugate waste from Cullen¡¯s corrugated facility via a bespoke closed-loop recycling system and is fully recyclable and compostable.

Cullen said the bottle is a scalable, sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bottles or plastic pouches containing dry goods.

The Glasgow-based company is currently manufacturing over 80 million paper bottles annually.

Made from moulded fibre, Cullen said this has a 62% lower CO2 emission rate compared to polystyrene and a 15% lower rate than PET, the Fibre Bottle provides a recyclable packaging solution for homecare products, vitamins, dried foods and healthcare products, the majority of which currently use single use plastic packaging.

David MacDonald, chief executive, Cullen, said: ¡°We¡¯re honoured to be recognised by the Earthshot prize as one of the top game-changing innovations that will help us repair the planet.

Source:  packagingnews.co.uk