Bill Coors, who launched the first aluminium drinks can, dies at 102

Bill Coors with the first Coors aluminium 12oz cans in the 1960s. Photo courtesy Coors Tek Heritage

Bill Coors, a former chairman of the Coors Brewery, the developer of the first commercial aluminium beer can and a pioneer of recycling, died on Saturday 13 October at the age of 102.

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