Bud APAC showcases lightest beer can for China market
Bud APAC showcased its lightest beer can for China market at its circular packaging forum.
With the support from the Putian local government, leading brewing and sustainability experts and industry associations, the forum explored best practices of sustainable recycling and packaging to tackle the challenges of current resource scarcity, improve the circularity of packaging materials and eliminate waste.
During the forum, Bud APAC launched its lightest aluminium can for beer in China, with its 330ml can weighing only 9.57g, 4% lighter than the industry average.
The average carbon footprint per can is only 185g, nearly 100g lighter than the 2017 baseline. Bud APAC’s aluminium packaging has helped to reduce more than 40,000 tons of carbon emission, compared to 2017 baseline, through continuous efforts, with carbon emission per can down by over 30%.
The average carbon footprint per can is only 185g, nearly 100g lighter than the 2017 baseline. Bud APAC’s aluminium packaging has helped reduce more than 40,000 tons of carbon emission, compared to 2017 baseline, through continuous efforts, with carbon emission per can down by over 30%.
Bud APAC is also actively addressing the challenges of aluminium can same-grade recycling by introducing Can-to-Can recycling, a closed-loop solution for used beverage cans(UBC), capitalising on technological innovation and collaboration with industry partners.
Bud APAC has also actively fostered carbon reduction transformation among its upstream partners through various initiatives, including encouraging aluminium can suppliers to utilise solar energy in production, recycle and reuse waste heat, and adopt the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) system, to manufacture environmentally friendly and energy-efficient green aluminium cans.
Jan Clysner, Vice President of Sustainability & Procurement of Bud APAC, said: “As the largest brewer in the region, we are fully committed to enhancing our efforts in promoting circularity to mitigate our impact on the climate and environment while empowering our value chain partners to reduce their carbon emissions.
“Only through working together can we realise our ambition of achieving net zero across our value chain by 2040.”