Tennent’s has announced that it plans to remove 100 million plastic rings from its packaging, in a shift from plastic to cardboard.
The lager-maker announced that it has invested £7 million in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery, Scotland, in a bid to help eradicate single-use plastic from consumer packaging.
In order to achieve its sustainability goals, the company noted that it has commenced work at the Glasgow brewery, and by spring 2021, the brewer will be able to produce up to 120,000 cans per hour, packaged in fully recyclable cardboard.
Made possible by a multimillion-pound investment in plant machinery, the new packaging area will remove all plastic packaging from Tennent’s Lager can formats for the first time in more than 40 years, it added.
Tackling Climate Crisis
Martin Doogan, group engineering manager at C&C Group plc, Tennent’s parent company, said, “Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we will always look for ways to innovate and minimise our impact on the environment, to play our part in tackling the climate crisis.
“Today’s announcement is the latest step as we work towards our 2022 goal of eliminating single-use plastic from our consumer packaging and our ongoing commitment to environmental best practice in everything we do,” Doogan added.
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