Coca-Cola bottler to ditch plastic rings from aluminium can multipacks
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages is set to ditch plastic rings on its multipacks of aluminium cans.
The Philadelphia-based bottled unveiled new fibre-based paper packaging to replace the plastic rings.
Graphic Packaging International’s KeepClip paperboard packaging system has already been used by Coca-Cola bottlers in Europe.
Liberty says this will be the first switch of its kind in the US.
“Liberty is thrilled to be the first bottler in the United States to implement this innovative packaging system,” said Paul Mulligan, co-owner of Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages.
“We know that the most valuable change to reduce plastic waste occurs when bottlers and packaging producers work together in partnership. We look forward to partnering with Graphic Packaging on sharing this sustainable packaging in our local communities for years to come.”
The rollout will begin in the next 30 days and will be delivered to stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Delaware.