While grateful for any single use plastic we’ve de facto helped confine from the world’s oceans, as an environmentalist there has always been the wider issues of deforestation, biodiversity, and climate change.
These challenges are so well documented that it’s super challenging to see retailers, and some hospitality professionals, who should know better, embracing cans as a (ludicrous) format for still water, greenwashing their decisions under headline claims of ‘recyclability’.
It is well documented that the production of an aluminium can is estimated to release twice as much carbon dioxide as a plastic bottle. Aluminum has a larger carbon footprint in production because of the power needed in the smelting process. Anyone still contemplating the notion of aluminium being environmentally friendly, please take the time to review this piece from our carton alliance colleagues TetraPak (Click Here).