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Paper bottles made in rural Rutland

Paper bottles made in rural Rutland

SUPA produces the worlds first plastic and metal free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids.

The business produces both the paper bottles and the plant based, biodegradable contents in its Rutland facility near Stamford. SUPA stands for Single Use Plastic Alternative, we produce a range of sustainable cleaning products that are designed to help reduce the everyday consumption of single use plastic.

Started in 2019 the company spent 3 years working on design and IP for paper bottle production and is in collaborative discussions with multi national organisations from Nestle to Rentokil Initial regarding it’s eco bottles. The business is exploring various new markets for the use of its paper bottles, from drinking water to cleaning products and cosmetics, initially launching a range of cleaning products in July of 2022.

“We launched with household cleaning products that are used daily in what we believe is the fastest way to make an impact on plastic used daily by every household in the UK” commented Rachel Owen Co-Founder.

"Starting off with laundry, fabric and washing up liquids, these are products that every home uses and they are mainly supplied in single use plastic bottles often with chemicals that are damaging to our eco-systems.”

The business uses liquids that are 100% derived from plants, as well as the bottles themselves.

The eco-mate paper bottle design features a super thin internal coating of seaweed and natural plant latex to hold liquids, this naturally biodegrades in the environment much like a waxy tree leaf. The bottles can be cut up and composted at home or put in recycling or in the garden waste bin as everything is natural.

Designed to safely revert back to nature without leaving behind micro plastics or toxins the eco-mate range of products have been tested and certified 100% bio based material. SUPA Products is growing its range of liquid products with pet shampoo’s, hand wash options and a multi surface cleaner in the pipeline. The business sells its products direct to consumers via its website and through its growing eco store distributor base, it plans to launch on Amazon later this month.

“Building and scaling a business with possibly the most sustainable eco products on the market today is very exciting” commented Scott Nicholas Co-founder, “there are many brands that are plant based and available in recycled plastic bottles but we went a stage further and eliminated the plastic altogether."

"The environment doesn't care if a product uses recycled plastic or not, it behaves exactly the same when it finds its way into our oceans and with 33% of all single use plastic waste finding it’s way into our eco systems every year, paper and bio materials that compost naturally are a no brainer choice.” he added.

20% of all profits are committed to ocean and beach clean-up charities with every bottle being sold eliminating around 40grams of single use plastic from circulation.

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