Posts tagged Earth Day

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The 3 Rs of Beer Bottle Returns

REDUCE the amount of waste going to landfills.
RE-USE the standard bottle up to 15 times before being melted down for recycling.
RECYCLE 100% of beer packaging.

As responsible brewer, we’re proud of the steps we’ve taken with the industry to reduce our ‘Beer Print’. In Ontario alone, The Beer Store’s deposit return system has recovered approximately 75-billion beer bottles over the past 85 years! To see the other environmental benefits of bottle returns check out this Beer Store infographic:

TBS Infographic


And here’s a sneak peek into one of our breweries during part of the returns system where the bottles are collected, washed and reused:

Industry standard bottles from various brands are sent to our breweries.


Photo by Christopher Drost

This bottle washing machine thoroughly washes 60 bottles at a time with detergent. The labels get removed and goes through a rinse cycle.


Photo by Christopher Drost

After the bottles come out nice and clean, then it’s off to inspection!


Photo by Christopher Drost

So if you have any empties lying around, you know what to do!

Cheers & Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Earth Day…how about every day

So yesterday was Earth Day. Given that it was also Good Friday, it may have got some folks caught in the throws of people traveling or pre-occupied with errands on a day off from work. But it was Earth Day.

It begs a question in me to wonder how we might make every day earth day. Each of us can be more present to our surroundings, our actions, our use of water, use of energy, management of recycling and waste. We can support our community.

Or perhaps it is an opportunity to start or join a conversation about how we take better care of our Earth and know what impact we can have as individuals, or companies.

Hats off to the organizers of Earth Day April 22…let’s make every day a day to make a difference for our Earth. Cheers @MolsonFerg

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Earth Day, Energy Awareness Week, 20 Minute Clean-Up

Busy week ahead at Molson as we launch our second annual Energy Awareness Week at our Breweries, participate in Mayor David Miller’s 20 Minute Clean Up and celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

A re-cap of our clean-up last year at 33 Carlingview and surrounding area.  This was also our very first vlog!  Have a great Sunday everyone.  Cheers, @toniahammer

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