Cardboard Rings for Cans

In Spain, Coca-Cola European Partners wants to bind multipack cans together with recyclable CanCollar rings based on cardboard. The solution is to be used for the first time on the Balearic Islands in November 2020.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced the launch of CanCollar, a new carton packaging solution for multipack cans. The move is intended to take a further step towards the goal of removing unnecessary or difficult-to-recycle plastic from the portfolio. CCEP plans to launch the PEFC-certified, recyclable cardboard on the Balearic Islands in November 2020 – a première in Europe. Innovative packaging design is a core principle of Coca-Cola’s “world-without-waste” strategy, the company says.

4,000 tons less plastic

In cooperation with WestRock, the CanCollar board ring technology is expected to replace the current Hi-Cone solution and save more than 18 tons of plastic per year. “The agreement with WestRock is an example of our clear commitment to reduce plastic in our secondary packaging,” said Joe Franses, vice president of sustainability at CCEP. “By the end of 2020, we will have removed more than 4,000 tons of hard-to-recycle plastic from our secondary packaging in Western Europe. By working together on innovative packaging solutions like CanCollar, this goal could be achieved.

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