Bacardi cuts plastic in packaging

Removal of plastic pourers from bottles in the Bacardi portfolio will cut approximately 140 tons of plastic used annually

Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, is cutting approximately 140 tons of single-use plastic annually, by removing plastic pourers from its bottles in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain and Portugal.

The plastic Non-Refillable Fitment (NRF) is commonplace throughout the spirits industry and is currently found in the neck of a number of the company’s iconic drink brands including: BACARDÍ rum, MARTINI Fiero, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin and DEWAR’S White Label blended Scotch whisky.

The removal has already begun, and by early next year, all 1.75l bottles of BACARDÍ rum – including Superior, Gold and Coconut – in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico will no longer contain the plastic pourer, cutting 76 tons of plastic annually. In Spain and Portugal, the plastic pourer will be removed from all brands in the Bacardi portfolio over the next six months.

A major milestone will be reached in 2023, when the company will remove all single-use plastic from its gift packs and point-of-sale materials.

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