Guinness to replace plastic six-pack rings with cardboard by August 2019 in Ireland

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Guinness has pledged to remove plastic rings from its multipacks of cans as part of their strategy to reduce single-use plastics. The move hails from Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and will also apply to Harp and Smithwick’s beers. A cardboard alternative will replace plastic six-pack rings and plastic wrap. The new packaging will be on shelves in Ireland from August 2019 and in the UK and further afield by 2020.

To know more about Guinness’ initiative to cut down on single-use plastics, view their sustainable packaging strategy and goals. You can also visit Diageo’s website to see how they are reducing their environmental impact.