Anheuser-Busch has released its 2006 Environmental, Health and Safety report. In 2006, the nation’s largest brewer says that it generated enough renewable fuel to heat more than 25,000 homes and recycled more than 27 billion cans.
In addition, the company says that:
- Solid waste disposal per net sales declined by 11 percent since 2001.
- Water use per net sales reduced by 3 percent since 2002. Brewery water use per barrel of beer has declined more than 20 percent since 1990.
- It recycled approximately 364,000 metric tons of used aluminum beverage containers -? 27 billion cans -? through its Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation subsidiary in 2006 -? more cans than Anheuser-Busch breweries use to package their products.
Last year, Anheuser-Busch established a goal of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by five percent from its 2005 baseline by 2010. The company also set a goal to increase its use of renewable fuels from 8 to 15 percent in the same time period.
Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch took a 20 percent equity stake in the environmentally conscious maker of Icelandic Glacial spring water and plans to sell the water nationwide in 2008.