Royal Caribbean & Heineken created a new recyclable beer keg that serves up better tasting beer by developing a 100% recyclable beer keg known as BrewLock.
The BrewLock keg holds beer in a collapsible plastic bag inside a hard-shell plastic container. Pressurized air inside the shell squeezes the sac, forces the beer into a hose and on to the tap, without air or gases ever touching the beer.
It’s made of PET, the most widely recycled plastic in the world, according to The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the manufacturer’s trade group in North America.
The BrewLock can be completely recycled and can be reused to make new bottles, fiberfill for winter coats, certain auto parts and a wide range of other items. Any packaging made from the plastic – identified by the numeral “1” inside the triangular universal recycling symbol stamped on the bottom of the bottle or package – is 100 percent recyclable and can be reused to make new bottles, fiberfill for winter coats, certain auto parts and a wide range of other items.
One big advantage of the BrewLock is the keg serves nearly all the product and leaves far less wasted suds behind that are found in traditional kegs.