Corona, the beer company (not the City), has announced that it will no longer be using plastic packaging for their beer.
According to GoodNewsNetwork.org:
“The Corona brewing company has just announced that they will be launching a pilot program in which they will be replacing their plastic 6-pack ring packaging with something that is 100% plastic-free and biodegradable.
The new plastic-free rings are being made from plant-based biodegradable fibers, with a mix of by-product waste and compostable materials.
If left in the environment, they break down into organic material that is not harmful to wildlife, whereas the industry standard plastic six-pack rings are made from a photodegradable form of polyethylene that results in increasingly smaller pieces of plastic if not recycled—at a terrible cost to the environment.
The plastic-free packaging is part of Corona’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans. Since the partnership launched last year, Corona and Parley have conducted over 300 clean-ups in more than 15 countries, including the Maldives, Palau, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Chile, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and Australia, resulting in more than three million pounds of plastic waste collected.
Corona is now the second global beer brand to implement such sustainable packaging since Danish-based brewer Carlsberg announced that they would begin piloting a similar initiative back in September.”
Build Rehabilitation, which is located in Los Angeles, offers specialized packaging services to a variety of different businesses in the industry. With 200 disabled workers and 50,000 square feet available, we have the space and the manpower required to service all of our clients and their custom packaging needs.