With ever increasing pressure on the drinks industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Silent Pool Distillers are launching the World’s first spirit in a paperboard bottle, Green Man Woodland Gin, to coincide with Earth Day. The bottle, produced by Frugalpac, is five times lighter than its glass counterparts, uses 77% less plastic than other plastic offerings and has a carbon footprint six times lower than glass or PET plastic bottles. The paperboard layer is made from 94% recycled paper and it’s even possible to recycle the easily separated pouch, making the bottle 100% recyclable. The distillery is the only approved bottling facility for the Frugal Bottle in the UK and only 1 of 2 in the world.
With global spirits giants like Bacardi, Pernod Ricard and Diageo all racing to bring their paper offerings to the market, Silent Pool Distillers have made Green Man the sustainability benchmark for the industry. As the first commercially available paper bottled spirit, the distillery acknowledged the demand from consumers and retailers alike, for a sustainable offering that not only does its part for the environment but also tastes incredible.
Ian McCulloch, Director at Silent Pool Distillers said:
“Other spirits brands have spoken about using paperboard bottles for a while. However, when you scratch the surface, you realise that they’re quite far away from making that a reality. We wanted to make a real difference right now. With the release of Green Man Woodland Gin on World Earth Day, we’re very proud to be the first 100% recyclable paperboard bottle on the market.”