You Can Now Return Beer Can Clips At Dan Murphy’s Newstead For Recycling

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Around five BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores in Brisbane, including Dan Murphy’s Newstead, will become the first stores in Australia to recycle beer can clips. Customers can return them for reuse by local brewers or have them recycled and made into new can clips.

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Through the recycling program, customers can simply place used can clips in the can clip collection units in BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores, which are then picked up by local independent brewer All In Brewing or mobile canning company East Coast Canning for reuse.


Once the clip cans have been reused by brewers to the end of their lifespan, they are sent to Visy Recyling where they are converted into HDPE resin (high-density polyethylene), which is then returned to PakTech – the company that produces the can clips – so they can create more clips.

The can clip recycling program is a partnership between Endeavour Group, the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), East Coast Canning, Visy Recycling and PakTech.

Endeavour Group, which owns BWS and Dan Murphy’s, launched this recycling initiative as part of its commitment to sustainability and maintaining a circular economy. Many of these clips only end up in landfills, since there have been no multi-state recycling options available for customers where they can return them.

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“Many beer lovers are familiar with the can clips that hold four and six packs of brews together, but many don’t realise that the clips are made of such sturdy material that they can be reused more than 50 times before being recycled and made into new clips,” said Endeavour Group Quality & Sustainability Manager Diarmaid O’Mordha.

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All In Brewing’s Head of Sales Luke Phillips said it was a no-brainer for them to get involved, adding that it’s such a great and simple way to give something back to not only the environment but also to the local community.

Customers in Nundah can find the recycling unit at Dan Murphy’s Newstead located at 34 Chester St. 

Aside from Dan Murphy’s Newstead, customers in Queensland can find recycling units at Dan Murphy’s Woolloongabba, BWS West End Boundary Street, BWS Nundah Village, and BWS Ashgrove.