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Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

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Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

Sierra Nevada Brewing Diverts 99.8% of Waste

Sierra Nevada Brewing has diverted 99.8 percent of its waste and achieved platinum certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council — the first platinum certification that the USZWBC has given and the highest level possible. The waste management efforts also saved the brewing company money: $5,398,470 in avoided disposal … Read more »

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German Beer Industry ‘Threatened by Fracking’

Anheuser-Busch InBev and other German brewers want Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block any laws that would allow hydraulic fracturing, which, they say could contaminate water used to make beer and hurt the country’s brewing industry. The Association of German Breweries, which represents Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bitburger Braugruppe and other companies … Read more »

Brewers Raise a Pint to Clean Water

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company and 19 other craft brewers have partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to advocate for strong clean-water policies. The Brewers for Clean Water campaign aims to protect the industry’s no. 1 ingredient: water. While hops and malt can be sourced elsewhere, … Read more »