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From 2023, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, and Grey Goose will be sold in biodegradable or paper-based bottles

Bacardi is rolling out the world’s first fully biodegradable spirits bottle, as well as paper bottles. Both bottle types will hit shelves in the US by 2023 and will be used for brands including Bombay Sapphire, Grey Goose, and Martini, alongside Bacardi rum. The new bottles can biodegrade within 18 months – and don’t leave microplastics behind. “This isn’t about competitive advantage, it’s about doing the right thing for our planet,” says Bacardi’s senior vice president for global operations.

Drinks maker Bacardi is rolling out the world’s first fully biodegradable spirits bottle, which will hit shelves in the US by 2023.

It will be the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle, the company says and will replace 80 million plastic bottles totaling 3,000 tons of plastic each year.

The Bermuda-based company will also launch paper drinks bottles.

Alongside its rum, Bacardi will use the bottles for the 200 other brands and labels it owns, including Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, and Martini vermouth.

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