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Sustainability

Corona will ditch plastic 6-packs

by Alexander H. Tullo
December 2, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 48

 

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Credit: Corona
Corona's new nonplastic six-pack ring.

Beer maker Corona will test out six-pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers in its home country of Mexico. Typically made of polyethylene, six-pack rings are considered one of the most insidious forms of plastic waste when they end up in the oceans. The new rings come out of a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a group that engages in sustainability programs.

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