Read the full story at Food Dive.
AB InBev and miner Rio Tinto have formed a partnership to deliver new sustainable aluminum cans, the companies said in a statement. As part of the memorandum of understanding, the two companies would work with supply chain partners to produce AB InBev products in cans made from low-carbon aluminum.
The companies said the partnership will initially focus on North America. AB InBev will use Rio Tinto’s low-carbon aluminum made with renewable hydropower along with recycled content to produce a more sustainable beer can. This could cut carbon emissions by more than 30% per can compared to similar ones produced today using traditional manufacturing techniques in North America.
The beverage industry has been aggressively turning to more sustainable packaging in recent years to cut waste. Last year PepsiCo said it was testing out aluminum cans for its Aquafina water, and Carlsberg debuted a sustainable paper beer bottle prototype.