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Cascade stops using plastic six-pack rings

By Rachel Arthur contact

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Cascade's brewery has operated in Tasmania since 1832. Pic: Carlton & United Breweries.
Cascade's brewery has operated in Tasmania since 1832. Pic: Carlton & United Breweries.

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Australian beer brand Cascade is discontinuing the use of plastic six-pack rings on its cans; with other Carlton & United Breweries brands to follow over the next 12 months.

More than 1 million plastic six-pack ring packages currently leave the Tasmanian brewery every year.

The beers will instead use cardboard as its secondary packaging, which will come into the Tasmanian market over the next couple of months.

“We know that the plastic six-pack ring packaging has a damaging effect on wildlife and the environment and we’re pleased to have recently finalized the installation of new equipment at our Cascade Brewery allowing us to package our cans only in cardboard, without using plastic,”​ says Carlton & United Breweries.

Earlier this year CUB announced its 2025 Sustainability Goals, including a commitment that 100% of its products will be in packaging that is returnable or made from majority recycled content by 2025.

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