Molson Coors removes plastic rings from canned multipacks

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Molson Coors Beverage Company is removing plastic rings from all its can multipacks across its major brands in the UK.

Cans will instead be secured in a fully recyclable cardboard sleeve, made by Graphic Recycling International.

Fraser Thompson, Western Europe operations director at Molson Coors, said: “As one of the UK’s largest brewers, we have a responsibility to champion sustainability in the sector and removing single-use plastic from across our operations is one of the ways we are meeting that responsibility as part of our Imprint 2025 sustainability goals.”

These goals include: make 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable; incorporate at least 30% recycled content in plastic packaging; improve recycling infrastructure; and reduce carbon emissions from packaging by 26%.

Steve Gould, new product development and marketing director of the beverage division at Graphic Packaging International, said: “Our 100% recyclable wrap allows us to offer a robust option for brewing and soft drinks companies alike. 

“The package not only offers the sustainability benefits outlined but also offered Molson Coors’ brands further billboarding opportunities to support a brand’s proposition.”

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