Plastic-free water bottle scoops innovation design prize


A compostable water bottle has won an international plastic-free innovation design award.

The Cove bottle triumphed at the world’s first Plastic-Free Awards for sustainable packaging. Devised by Dieline and campaign group A Plastic Planet, the awards honour ‘breakthroughs’ in plastic-free innovations.

Set to launch in California later this year, Cove produces what is described as the first drinks bottle made entirely of biodegradable, renewable materials, such as PHA and paper. The bottle will break down into carbon dioxide, water, and organic waste.

Second prize in the plastic-free category went to Parkside for its Two Farmers Crisps creation, an artisan range of crisps in 100 percent compostable packaging.

Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet co-founder said, “We were blown away by the sheer volume of inspirational entries we received. Every winner symbolises a radical yet realistic way for us to change whole categories. Cove was a worthy winner from a strong field of international plastic-free solutions set to change our world for the better. Every year, we pump out enough PET bottles to stretch halfway to the sun. Most of them are never recycled. Imagine if we could eradicate such a volume of indestructible plastic from entering our environment.”

Andrew Gibbs, Dieline founder added, “We were delighted to add a landmark Plastic-Free category to this year’s Dieline Awards. Plastic-free packaging solutions that capture the imagination of consumers across the world will become iconic in the decade ahead.”