24 Jul '12, 4pm

This beer coaster can grow into a tree

This beer coaster can grow into a tree

It’s a little too easy to create a ton of waste while you’re getting wasted. Unless you’re near a store that provides growlers or you invest in a keg, drinking a lot of beer creates a lot of empty beer cans. And if you happen to be drinking at one of those bars that hands out paper coasters a little too liberally, you’re piling up even more useless waste. The beer company Molson Canadian’s on a green kick , though, and they’ve created coasters that aren’t entirely useless. Each coaster has seeds wedged in it, and if you plant it and water it, it’ll grow into a big tall Black Spruce tree. Of course, to get the coasters, you have to buy specially marked packs of Molson Canadian’s beer, and you probably weren’t picking up a pack of coasters with every six-pack to begin with. On the other hand, paper coasters inevitably turn wet and soggy by the end of a beer or two, so drinke...

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