Beer giant Corona is veering away from plastic six-pack rings by testing out stackable beer cans in Mexico.
Corona Fit Packs can be stacked on top of each other, with up to 10 cans fitting in one single line, the Yahoo Lifestyle reported. The new packaging will allow the beer giant to sell a wider variety of quantities in supermarkets.
The beer company is hoping to lessen the use of single-use plastics through the new stackable cans as a solution to help decrease pollution in the environment.
“In the beverage industry, there have been many solutions for cutting back the use of plastic; however, none has been fully adopted because they require the use of other materials. This solution has a very simple approach that can bring great financial benefits thanks to the complete removal of plastic materials in packaging,” said Carlos Ranero, Marketing VP for AB 1nBev, in an advertisement of Corona Fit Packs.
If the new beer cans are successful, Corona will expand into other international markets.
In November 2018, Corona unveiled plastic-free rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers. The beer giant said that if left in the environment, they break down into organic material that is not harmful to wildlife.