Across the alcohol industry, packaging designs are being updated to reduce waste and lighten the load for shipping and Bacardi is introducing an innovative and eco-friendly spirits bottle of its own that's 100% biodegradable. The bottle uses seed oil in place of crude oil, so that the design can biodegrade in about 18 months—offering an alternative to regular plastic bottles, which take hundreds of years to break down fully.
Bacardi is on a mission to get the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle on shelves by 2023. The 100% biodegradable bottle has the potential to replace millions of bottles across Bacardi's many brands. Bacardi rum will be the first product to be packaged in the new bottle before it is introduced to others like Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, Patrón tequila and more.
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Bacardi's Eco-Friendly Spirits Bottle Biodegrades in 18 Months
1. Biodegradable Spirits Bottles - The rising demand for environmentally sustainable liquor packaging options that can provide biodegradable, compostable and easily recyclable properties could lead to the creation of new and innovative eco-friendly packaging products.
2. Seed Oil-based Packaging - The use of seed oil as a substitute for crude oil-based packaging materials has the potential to disrupt the traditional plastics industry, reducing waste and promoting more sustainable production methods.
3. Sustainable Packaging Solutions - Increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions, combined with regulatory pressure to reduce waste and carbon footprint, provides disruptive innovation opportunities for sustainable packaging manufacturers.
1. Alcoholic Beverages - The introduction of innovative and eco-friendly spirits bottles could bring disruptive changes to the packaging industry in the alcoholic beverages sector, promoting more sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods.
2. Packaging - The growing demand for biodegradable and sustainable packaging solutions is an opportunity for packaging companies to develop new and innovative products that reduce waste and promote more eco-friendly practices across various industries.
3. Manufacturing - The trend towards sustainable and eco-friendly production practices presents a significant disruptive innovation opportunity for manufacturing companies to develop and implement more sustainable manufacturing methods across various industries.