Thatchers scraps plastic packaging on multipack ciders

Thatchers has eliminated the plastic ring carriers on its multipacks in favour of recyclable cardboard options.

The Somerset cidermaker said it has spent the last 12 months working on reducing its plastic packaging and it has now developed and introduced recyclable cardboard packs for its cans of four ciders for Thatchers Gold and Thatchers Haze. The ciders are all canned and packaged at Thatchers family-run mill at Myrtle Farm.

Martin Thatcher, managing director, said: “This is a major step forward for us and we are very pleased to say that we no longer have any plastic ring carriers on our packs of cider. We are determined to be doing things the right way for the environment, and although we know there is more to do, we are well on our way down this road of reducing our use of plastic.”

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