Coors Light phasing out 6-pack plastic rings

AJ Gonzalez | April 21, 2022

Supply Chain Dive, Published March 10, 2022; , Senior Reporter

Coors Light will begin moving out of plastic rings this year from its packaging globally where parent Molson Coors owns the brewing operations in favor of fully recyclable and sustainably sourced cardboard-wrap carriers.

  1. To support the move to more sustainable packaging, Molson Coors said it will invest $85 million in its operations. The money will enable Coors Light to start the transition while allowing Molson Coors to upgrade machinery to allow its entire North American portfolio — covering more than 30 brands that currently use plastic rings — to use cardboard wrap carriers by the end of 2025.
  2. Many sustainability-minded food companies, from Nestlé and PepsiCo to General Mills and AB InBev, have improved their packaging to help them meet their own environmental goals.
  3. Coors Light would be the largest beer brand in North America to move away from plastic rings, Molson Coors said.

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