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Calling a New Six-Pack Ring "More Sustainable" Is Delusional

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Beer Store, Ontario, Canada When Pablo answered the question Do New Six-Pack Rings Offer A More Sustainable Solution? I wondered how a six-pack ring of any kind had any relationship to sustainability. Then I read: The number of craft brewers packaging in cans continues to increase as the stigma of cans being associated with mass-produced beer fades and the environmental benefits become more clear. But in what world do cans have "environmental benefits"? In the USA, where the big brewers and bottlers switched to disposables for their own convenience , so that they could centralize production, get economies of scale and put every local brewer out of business. Then they conned Americans into picking them up at their own cost, landfilling them and then recycling them when there was no more room in the landfills. In the rest of the world, people drink from refillable bottles, and are very comfortable with it. That is the definition of "more sustainable." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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