Molson Coors show new £25m canning line to business minister

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Molson Coors Beverage Company hosted business minister Paul Scully at its Burton brewery, to show how the beer and pub sector is recovering from the pandemic.

The brewer also displayed the significant investments it has made recently, including efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve packaging, and its new £25 million hard seltzer canning line.

In April of this year Molson Coors became the first major brewer in the U.K. to make all of its products from 100% renewable electricity. 

The business also achieved its target of removing all single-use plastic from the packaging of major brands and has removed more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from UK operations since 2019.

Business Minister Paul Scully MP, said: “The Government’s Hospitality Strategy is supporting the sector to build back better and greener from the pandemic and Molson Coors is leading by example, including through multi-million-pound investments in Burton and sustainability initiatives such as removing single-use plastics. 

“It’s a great example of a British business seizing the clean, green opportunities ahead.”

Phil Whitehead, Managing Director, Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company said: “It was fantastic to be able to show the Business Minister the investments we’ve made at our Burton brewery and discuss how we’re working to overcome the challenges our sector has faced throughout the pandemic.

“This is a pivotal time for the beer and hospitality sector and with the Budget approaching we’ll continue to make the case for how, with the right support from government, our sector can be an engine for growth in Burton and every area of the UK.”

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