A wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard has been launched by UK packaging company Frugalpac.
It contains a food-grade liner to hold the wine or spirit.
The first wine to go on sale in the Frugal Bottle is 3Q from the Italian vineyard Cantina Goccia.
According to Frugalpac, the recycled paper wine bottle weighs just 83g so is up to five times lighter than a normal glass bottle.
It is also has a carbon footprint up to six times lower than glass and a third less than a bottle made from recycled plastic, independent lifecycle analysis by Intertek found.
Frugalpac said the recycled paper wine bottle can be easily recycled by removing the plastic liner from the bottle and putting it in the respective recycling bins, or the liner can be removed in the paper pulping process.
The bottle can also hold spirits such as gin, vodka and rum.
Frugalpac chief executive Malcolm Waugh said: “Our mission is to design, develop and supply sustainable packaging. The Frugal Bottle is up to five times lighter than a glass bottle, has a carbon footprint up to six times lower and is easy to recycle again.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback from people who’ve trialled the Frugal Bottle. As well as the superior environmental benefits, it looks and feels like no other bottle you have seen.”