Carlsberg drops plastic rings from six packs, opts for glue instead
Carlsberg will soon become part of the solution to the world’s plastic problem by doing away with plastic rings that hold together their six-packs of beer. Instead, they will be using a special glue to stick the cans together instead.
The move is expected to decrease the company’s use for packaging by as much as 76 percent or as much as 1,200 tons of global plastic waste.
The beer company partnered with packaging company KHS and did research and testing for three years before rolling out new packaging method. The newly packaged Carlsberg six packs will initially be released in the UK before it goes international.
Plastic rings, when it reaches the ocean, often pose as a danger for marine life as it results in deformation and strangulation of animals such as turtles.
Netizens are pretty excited about this development.
We hope that other beer companies will follow Carlsberg’s example. (ANGEL ONG)