Lightweight Containers, the leading producer of innovative, circular plastic kegs, KeyKeg and UniKeg, has changed its name to OneCircle. The move underpins the company’s commitment to building a global community with the circular economy at the heart of its ambition. The aim is that the high-quality raw materials used in its kegs are recycled and reused with the goal of creating 100% circular kegs. The kegs provide premium protection for draught beverages like beer, cider and wine, ensuring they reach the consumer as fresh as the day they were produced.
Both KeyKeg and UniKeg are fully recyclable and can be used in a circular way as raw material for new kegs. Currently, 30% of a KeyKeg and UniKeg is made from recycled material thanks to the collection and recycling projects established by OneCircle which operate alongside existing waste streams. There are now successful schemes in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, France and Belgium, with more planned around the world.
The kegs provide other significant sustainability benefits including reduced CO2 emissions and water use, and there’s no need for harsh cleaning chemicals. OneCircle has also joined the Plastic Alliance and signed its declaration that its products meet the environmental criteria of the European Union so no additional tax needs to be levied on them.
Anita Veenendaal, Chief Executive Officer of OneCircle comments: “Our innovative kegs are revolutionizing the way beers and other beverages are distributed but we are committed to doing this without a cost to the environment. OneCircle’s mission is to leave the world a better place and we will do this by working closely with our customers and the supply chain to ensure our shared interests and needs contribute to the circular economy.”
Bringing the supply chain to customers – global manufacturing and resellers.
OneCircle is also ensuring that its supply chain as close to its customers as possible, with advanced production lines in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, UK and USA and as new warehouse facilities in Spain and Australia. In addition to its own sales team, OneCircle also has a global network of certified resellers who provide in-market technical support and local market knowledge to help customers.
For more information about OneCircle’s products and services and the recycling initiatives visit www.onecirclecommunity.com.
OneCircle is present at Brau Beviale 2019 to present its latest developments concerning product and sustainability. Visit them at Hall 4A – 311.
KeyKeg and Unikeg are serving thousands of happy customers from warehouses and sales offices spread worldwide and production facilities in the United States, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and the company’s native Netherlands. Across all continents, breweries, winemakers, producers of soft drinks and other beverages are making the switch to KeyKeg and UniKeg.
Sustainable packaging solution
The family owned business has an eye for the long term and especially for the environment. For this reason OneCircle (www.onecircle.world) was launched to create and implement collection networks in a number of countries and, where possible, adding to the existing waste streams.
To date, OneCircle has started successful collection and recycling projects in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, France and Belgium and is exploring effective networks in other countries around the globe.
One Circle’s activities are continuous work in progress, but we are committed to taking responsibility for the end of life of our kegs and to partnering with relevant businesses to create a circular economy.