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Carlsberg to replace beer plastic rings with adhesive cans

Carlsberg A/S on Sept. 7 said that it will replace the plastic ring that bundles its six-pack beer cans with adhesive cans called Snap Pack as part of the Danish brewer's sustainability program, Together Towards ZERO.

The company said that the Snap Pack aims to reduce global plastic waste by more than 1,200 tonnes annually and cut the amount of traditional plastic cradles by up to 76%.

Also under the program, Carlsberg will use silver inks certified by Cradle-to-Cradle to improve recyclability, a new coating that will extend the lifespan of refillable bottles, as well as new caps that prolongs beer freshness by removing oxygen.

The beer and malt liquor manufacturer added that the upgrades will be first applied to its flagship Carlsberg brand to drive further assessment and improvement.

Carlsberg also announced its partnership with Danish environmental organization Plastic Change to continue its drive in sustainability implementation, in addition to its long-standing dialogue with international nongovernmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature.