Molson Coors adds support to Every Can Counts recycling programme

EVERY Can Counts, a programme deigned to encourage people to recycle their empty drink cans, has announced its latest brand partnership with Molson Coors Beverage Company.

The move will see Molson Coors – which produces brands including Carling, Coors and Madrí Excepcional – collaborate with the not-for-profit programme, alongside drink can manufacturers and the wider recycling industry, to raise awareness of the importance of recycling drink cans at events and festivals.

Molson Coors will also become the first brewer to sign up to Every Can Counts as an annual UK funding partner, in support of the programme’s mission to increase recycling rates.

In 2021 the brewer removed all single-use plastic from its multipacks, switching to recyclable cardboard wraps and sleeves. The Coors brand was also the pioneer of the original two-piece recyclable aluminium beer can during the 1950s, replacing the original throwaway steel cans.

Kate Macnamara, corporate affairs director at Molson Coors, said, “Every Can Counts does brilliant work to encourage more recycling through positive messaging and engaging consumer initiatives, and we are proud to be a funding partner. We’re looking forward to working with Every Can Counts to support more eye-catching and innovative activations at festivals and events across the UK.”

Chris Latham-Warde, programme manager for Every Can Counts, added, “It’s fantastic to kick off 2024 with a new partnership, especially one with a company as well known and globally recognised as Molson Coors. It’s great to see industry giants lead the way in encouraging their customers to recycle their drink cans at events and festivals and we’re looking forward to working with them to help raise awareness and inspire recycling across the nation.”