Paper Water Bottle Technology

Why are Paper Water Bottles better?

Paper Water Bottles are designed to help reduce the amount of plastic in the world. Ideally, all used plastic would be recycled. However, not even all of what is collected is actually recycled. Much of it ends up in the landfill as well. The ECO 1 GREEN Bottle from Paper Water BottleTM solves that problem by being landfill biodegradable*.

What does the term “landfill biodegradable” mean?

When plastic (or any other material) degrades from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and algae as found in all landfills. Biodegradation can occur in either aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen) environments.

How long does it take to decompose?

ENSO RESTORE™ accelerates the natural biodegradation of plastics in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using ASTM International test methods. Independent third-party testing has shown up to 59.3% biodegradation in just 365 days in landfill replicated testing (ASTM D5511).


ENSO RESTORETM is an additive we use in our barrier material to accelerate the natural degradation of plastic in landfill environments. The addition of ENSO means our bottle is 98% landfill biodegradable.*

Is the entire bottle landfill biodegradable? Does it convert to clean energy?

98% of Paper Water Bottle is biodegradable*...only the cap liner is not. In a modern landfill, 98% by weight will convert to clean energy.

What’s next in the bottle development?

Paper Water Bottle’s goal is 100% Backyard CompostabilityTM. We are well on our way on that journey.

How do Paper Water Bottles convert to clean energy?

Moisture and naturally occurring microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi and algae) exist in landfills. They transform the bottle into inert humus (dirt) and biogases (including methane). Many municipalities collect biogases from their landfills and use it to generate electricity.

How does ENSO RESTORE convert the inner barrier to clean energy?

ENSO RESTORE™ is an additive to our barrier material comprised of organic materials designed to attract microbial activity. These microorganisms, upon consuming the ENSO material, excrete enzymes that weaken and depolymerize the plastic. The result is biogases and inert humus*. ENSO RESTORE™ accelerates the natural biodegradation of plastics in biologically active landfills* and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent, certified laboratories using ASTM international test methods.

Bottle Specifications

What is the shelf life of the ECO 1 GREEN bottle?

At least 1 year, provided they are kept in a dry location.

Are Paper Water Bottles made in America?

Paper Water Bottles are produced in America from components sourced worldwide.

What sizes are currently available?

Our stock bottle is a 16.9 oz/500 ml bottle. Contact us for custom sizes.

What bottle colors are available?

Our stock bottles are available in natural tan color. A wide range of custom colors are available with a minimum order quantity. Contact us for more information.

Are custom shapes and sizes available?

Paper Water Bottle’s PWB 3D design services can custom design packaging to your specifications using Paper Water Bottle technology. Minimum order quantity, design fee and tooling fee apply for custom packaging. Contact us for more information.

What are the pulp components made of?

The pulp is made from renewable bamboo and bagasse (sugar cane pulp).

How does the barrier work?

The barrier is a thin liner separating the bottle contents from the pulp outer shell. The pulp outer shell provides the bottle’s structural strength, allowing us to reduce the amount of barrier material needed.

What caps and sprayers fit Paper Water Bottle standard bottles?

500ml bottles are available with 26.67 mm 3 Lead neck finish. Caps and sprayers with this specification will fit our bottles.

I have read recently some molded fiber food bowls contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Do Paper Water Bottles contain PFAS compounds?

PFAS is typically used as a grease barrier in molded fiber food bowls. Paper Water Bottle’s pulp shells are PFAS-free.

Are Paper Water Bottle ECO 1 bottles designed for cold or hot fill?

ECO 1 bottles are designed for cold fill applications.

Can I put the bottle in a cooler?

Bottles can be cooled on ice for a short period of time yet melting ice will eventually soften the pulp outer shell. We recommend using ice packs or refrigeration.

Ordering Bottles

Where can I order samples?

Absolutely. You can request samples online.

What is the price of a Paper Water Bottle?

Retail pricing of bottles is set by our production partners and will typically vary depending on the bottle purchase volume.

What is the minimum order quantity?

Minimum order quantities are set by our bottle production partners but typically start in the hundreds of bottles.

What are your typical lead times for stock bottles?

Lead times are set by our bottle production partners but can be as little as a few days for smaller quantities.

Paper Water Bottle Services and Partners

Do you offer labeling options?

In some cases, our Production Partners can provide labeling services. Learn more about ordering.

Do you offer other services such as filling and co-packing?

Yes, depending on your location, we may have production partners who can supply those type services. Learn more about ordering and services.

Can I manufacture Paper Water Bottles?

Paper Water Bottle production partners license our technology to set up their own bottle production lines. Contact us for more information on how to become a production partner.

Can I become a distributor of Paper Water Bottles?

Our Production Partners are always looking for qualified distributors to help them reach brand owners in their region. If you are interested in a becoming a distributor, contact us and check the general questions option.

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    Sara, NY Amenities Company

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    Angelina, Paris

  • This is great. My university should order all our water in Paper Water Bottles!

    JJ, Colorado

Request More Information

You can order bottles or samples online. Looking for something custom or a larger opportunity? Contact us to create custom packaging for high-volume products or about using our technology to produce bottles directly for your customers.

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    Note: Minimum order quantity, design fee and tooling fee apply for custom packaging.