Green Bottle

Due to several requests from customers who appreciate our product but were looking for packaging that makes consumption even easier, we have researched which materials come into question.

The journey was both exciting and sobering. We had a very euphoric start and had edible bottles or bottles consisting completely of recycling waste in our heads.

Unfortunately, both ideas are currently not feasible for our product. The edible variant for reasons of the barrier that should protect our product and the solution for recycling waste for regulatory reasons.

What now?

The result of our research is that unfortunately there is no form of packaging that is completely free of disadvantages.

However, we can fulfil important points by using a bottle that has been produced from bio-based raw materials, has a good CO2 balance and does not release any harmful substances in its life.

This is an introduction to how our Green-Bottle is created.

We trust Bonsucro manufacturing standards
to ensure socially acceptable and
environmentally friendly sugar production.
Without the use of any GMO
It starts with sugar

We need sugar to catch the polymers

The manufacturing of our bottle requires carbohydrates. The sugar plants grow on fields in Europe as well as in Thailand.

Fermentation and polymerization

PLA-granules as basic material

Polylactide (PLA) is a non-naturally occurring polyester produced from sugar by a multi-stage synthesis process. Sugar is fermented to lactic acid and polymerized to PLA.

Pre-forms to our Green-Bottle

They're so nice and small.

Pre-forms is the original shape of our bottle only much smaller. These can be kept in stock and, if necessary, pressed into the final shape using heat.

The preforms of our Green-Bottle can be stored compactly
and pressed into the final bottle shape
according to production requirements.
Storage space is valuable
They have to be filled.

That's better be done by a machine.

We fill our bottles volumetrically. A volume flow fills each bottle with our powder for 1.2 seconds.

Iron is important, but...

Is dangerous metal included?

We run our bottles through a metal scanner. If metal parts are detected, then this bottle is boxed out.

Does the weight fit?

That's what our scale checks in flight

On average, each bottle must be filled with 125g. Some are a little heavier and some a little lighter. But no bottle may have a downward deviation of >4.5%.

Bottles that do not withstand the checkweigher
because they contain too much or too little powder
are donated to the pantry.
Or the colleagues drink it.

The label.

It looks a little rougher than ordinary paper.

And the label on the bottle?

For this we use stalks instead of wood

Our labels are made of grass paper. Grass has many advantages over wood, which is commonly used for paper production.

From pellets to labels

We don't do that ourselves

The grass paper is produced in a factory from soaked hay pellets. The entire label has been certified as biodegradable.

On the bottle

This is an important control point

Labelling is a sensitive point within our production. Incorrect labelling could have serious consequences for allergy sufferers. That is why this step will be monitored separately.

Bottles that do not withstand the checkweigher
because they contain too much or too little powder
are donated to the pantry.
Or the colleagues drink it.

How to dispose

Our Green-Bottle can be recycled, composted or thermally utilized. The most advantageous method so far has been thermal recycling, i.e. disposal via residual waste, since energy can still be generated during recycling.

Composting is possible in some countries, but incineration is preferable. During composting, the energy is lost as heat.

simple

BERTRAND is a full meal that you can prepare in only 90 seconds

mixable

You can mix BERTRAND with fruit or juices for flavor to suit your personal taste

affordable

At three meals a day, one meal is approx. €3.30