MillerCoors is trying to keep plastic can rings out of the Ocean. Less plastic the better.
This week, MillerCoors brewmaster Jeff Nickel told The Denver Channel that his brewery has teamed up with Footprint, a company focused on removing plastics from the environment by developing “revolutionary technologies.” (On their website, Footprint boasts that they were a winner of the NextGen Cup Challenge seeking to create a more recyclable coffee cup.) Together, they are testing a new set of six-packs rings made from compostable materials. “What we are trying to do is get away from the plastic and get more into the biodegradable, recyclable and bio-friendly solution,” Nickel was quoted as saying. “So when you go up to the recycle bins, you can’t miss. Anyone will take it. And the best part is it won’t end up in the ocean because it will break down before then.”