We’re all increasingly aware of our plastic consumption, so it helps everyone when brands make the move to eliminate plastics from their products.
The latest to make such an eco-conscious move is Diageo, who make Irish stout Guinness*. They’re set to remove plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from their drink multi-packs – which include Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s – and replace them with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard.
The changes will come into force in Ireland from August, and internationally from 2020.
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Keen to support other brands making similarly positive changes? Here are a few to be aware of…
1. By 2025, Danone, who produce Evian water, have committed to make all of their bottles out of 100% recycled plastic – and their bottles are already recyclable.
2. Love your Mars bars, Snickers and Bounty chocolate? The Mars company is working towards 100% recyclable packaging by 2025.
3. Next time you’re picking up a Marks & Spencer meal deal, be comforted by the fact they’ve announced all their plastic packaging will be 100% recyclable, and ‘widely recycled’ in the UK by 2022.
4. Nestlé’s plan is to ensure 100% of its packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2025 – meaning you’ll be able to eat your Rolos guilt-free.
5. The Coca-Cola Company has announced it will help collect and recycle 100% of the drinks packaging it sells by 2030.
6. PepsiCo meanwhile hopes to design 100% of its packaging to be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, with a reduced carbon impact, by 2025.
7. Carlsberg are replacing plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue.