Recycled paper bottles expected to hit supermarket shelves

The Choose Water bottle, developed by a British scientist, James Longcroft, aims to replace plastic bottles and help save the world’s oceans from plastic waste.

The outer lining of the bottle is made out of recycled paper, while the waterproof inner lining is made with a composite material which was developed in-house.

All elements of the bottle can fully decompose within three weeks when left in water or landfill and can be eaten by sea creatures without harm.

The steel cap on the bottle will also rust and fully decompose within a year whereas, plastic usually takes hundreds of years to break down.

Longcroft, who lives in Scotland, is finalising patents and started crowdfunding in order for the bottles to be mass produced and stocked in supermarket shelves. He has raised just over £35,000 and expects the water bottle to be launched in September 2018.

According to The Times, he hopes the bottles will be sold for about 85p and 90p so that they become a worthwhile alternative to plastic.

And it doesn’t stop there. Not only is the bottle completely biodegradable and sustainable, the brand also donates 100% of its profits to go to Water for Africa, helping provide clean water to thousands.

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