Denver7MillerCoors is developing biodegradable rings for beer cans to reduce plastic in a partnership with Footprint.
There have been bans on plastic straws and bags, but what about the plastic rings that hold canned drinks together? Well, that could be next.
Since the 1970s, six-pack plastic rings have been a symbol of harmful waste in the ocean. However, the rings have been a staple for beverage companies to hold canned drinks together.
At MillerCoors, one of the oldest beer brewing companies, the plan is to get rid of plastic.
“What we are trying to do is get away from the plastic and get more into the biodegradable, recyclable and bio-friendly solution,” says MillerCoors brew master Jeff Nickel.
The company has teamed up with Footprint, an environmentally-friendly manufacture of recyclable material.
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