Anheuser-Busch Hits Waste Diversion Milestone

United States brewing company Anheuser-Busch, has recently release a notice that it has attained a  slightly over ninety nine percent waste diversion and recycling rate for the solid waste and waste byproducts at its InBev corporate headquarters and brewing facilities.

In 2009, Anheuser-Busch established a goal of a ninety nine percent recycling rate to be achieved over a period of three years. The plan would involve one hundred and thirty brewing and beverage production facilities in more than twenty countries. The company had reached a ninety eight percent waste diversion rate, but in a international organization, one percent can translate into millions of dollars of savings or cost, so doing even more to recycle was considered a necessity.

The Anheuser-Busch facilities recycle nearly everything that is a part of the production process: brewers’ grain, scrap metal, aluminum, glass, cardboard and all other incidental items. To date, the company has saved over four hundred and twenty million dollars due to its emphasis on recycling.

In addition, the company has recently reduced its water and energy use as a way to both cut costs and reduce carbon emissions.

WasteCare Wants You to Remember: As your business grows, making small changes to your waste disposal and recycling habits can add up to substantial savings. When was the last time you sat down and looked at ways to reduce your monthly or weekly fees for trash hauling?