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. 

We need your consent to load this Instagram contentWe use Instagram to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences

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.

*Always drink responsibly