British Columbia’s brewers are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. They have structured their operations to ensure that, with each step in the brewing and retail process, they are minimizing the impact on the environment. One way they do this is by ensuring that 100% of packaging used by brewers is either reusable or recyclable.
A key element is the use of the environmentally-preferable refillable bottle, which is refilled an average of 15 times before being recycled into a new glass bottle. This reduces the amount of waste in our landfills. It also reduces the amount of energy associated with beer packaging. Overall, the industry does its part to be efficient and sustainable while supporting the circular economy.