Molson Coors intends to remove plastic film wrap from large multipacks by the end of March 2020, replacing it with 100% recyclable fully enclosed carton board.
By the end of March 2021, the brewer intends to have removed plastic rings from Carling and Coors Light cans, switching to 100% recyclable carton sleeves.
Molson Coors has said it will spend £7.5m over the next two years to implement its packaging overhaul.
Molson Coors chief executive Mark Hunter said: “As a global brewer with a strong family heritage, we have always taken seriously our responsibility to brew a more sustainable future.
“Plastic waste poses a clear environmental challenge, and as a consumer-packaged goods company, we play an important role in helping to solve the global waste crisis.”
Kristin Wolfe, legal and corporate affairs director at Molson Coors UK & Ireland said: “We recognise the challenge of single-use plastics and we’re committed to reducing its use throughout our supply chain.
“The pledge we’ve made, both globally and with the local actions we’re taking in the UK and Ireland, will significantly reduce single-use plastics in our packaging.”