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Diageo serves up Johnnie Walker in new paper-based bottle

The spirits producer teamed up with Pilot Lite to launch a sustainable packaging technology company

Diageo PLC - Diageo to sell Johnnie Walker in new paper-based bottle next year

Diageo PLC (LON:DGE) announced it has created “the world’s first ever” 100% plastic free paper-based bottle, made from sustainably sourced wood and expected to be fully recyclable.

It will debut in early 2021 with scotch whisky Johnnie Walker.

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The spirits producer teamed up with ventur manager Pilot Lite to launch sustainable packaging technology company Pulpex Limited.

Pulpex has established a partner consortium of giants such as Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), which are also expected to launch their own branded paper bottles next year.

Shares in Diageo rose 1% to 2,788p late on Monday.

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Market: LSE
Market Cap: £63.7 billion

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