While the drinks industry has long been criticised for its unethical practices, it seems everything has changed, with more and more brands exercising their corporate social responsibilities.

Just this week, the self-appointed ‘King of Beers, Budweiser, made a big announcement. According to the iconic beer brand, they will no longer be using plastic rings to group together their 4-can product.

Being phase one of completely phasing our plastic, Budweiser will also be ridding of plastic use involving all of its products. This includes Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light. Their mission is to rid of plastic being used in their beer production and packaging processes by the end 2020!

Budweiser has announced that they will be investing a huge £6.3m to upgrade two of its factories, wanting to operate in a more sustainable manner than benefits our planet.

Their focus will now be placed on developing cardboard packaging, wraps and boxes to hold cans of beer in.

This will lead the use of a lot less plastic; around 850 tonnes to be exact!

Paula Lindenberg, the president of Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland, said:

“This announcement ensures that the UK’s favourite beers will soon come in recyclable paperboard packaging, so consumers can make better choices. We’re proud of the work we’ve already done but we realised more needed to be done to address the issue of single-use plastics.”

But, these are not the only changes Budweiser are making to improve their impact on the planet. According to a recent press release, Budweiser will also be used 100% locally sourced barley and 100% renewable electricity to made their products.

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