If you’re looking for a sustainable way to rid yourself of all of those PakTechs piling up at your house, you can bring them to Buffalo Brewing Company for recycling.

The brewery has a designated bin at their Myrtle Street taproom for PakTechs, which they then collect, sort, clean and reuse or send back for proper recycling. Those PakTechs that cannot be reused by the brewery will be packaged up and returned to the manufacturer to be recycled responsibly.

Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), PakTech can holders are known for their strength, flexibility, and lightweight properties. They are designed to clip onto the tops of cans, making them easy to carry, store, and transport. And they are built to last. Unlike traditional plastic rings that are often single-use, these holders can be reused multiple times, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

PakTech holders cannot be conventionally recycled. According to the manufacturer, returning PakTechs has kept roughly 80 million pounds of plastic out of landfills and oceans since 2012.

When plastic milk jugs and similar containers are recycled, they are turned into PCR to make PakTechs. When Paktechs are recycled, they are then transformed into Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) to make more PakTechs or things like park benches and planter pots. According to reports, PCR production uses 90% less energy, 100% less petroleum and emits 78% less greenhouse gasses vs. virgin plastic production. Paktechs also generate a lower environmental impact that the paperboard or boxboard systems in all life-cycle metrics.

For more information, visit https://paktech-opi.com/ and https://buffalo-brewing-company.com.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at brian@buffalobeerleague.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).