Cornwall

Paper bottle firm heads to Lostwithiel

GreenBottle
Image caption The GreenBottle company is investing £2m in its Cornish plant

A Suffolk firm which makes paper milk containers for a Cornish dairy, has relocated to the county to expand into the wine and water markets.

The GreenBottle company is investing £2m in moving to the Restormel Industrial Estate in Lostwithiel in mid Cornwall.

The company is installing a state-of-the art plant.

The move means the product can be made entirely on site, without importing the 'bottle' shells from Turkey.

A company spokesman said the move will lead to enhanced job prospects in the area.

GreenBottle chairman Paul Bateman, said: "It's papier-mâché which is just paper fibres which are made into a slurry.

"We extract the water through a patented technique which is low energy. We can use different forms of paper in this as well."

The bottle itself looks like the conventional two-litre plastic bottles on supermarket shelves.

It is made from a paper shell with a plastic liner to keep the milk fresh.

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