MillerCoors Achieves Landfill-Free Operations at all Major BreweriesMillerCoors Achieves Landfill-Free Operations at all Major Breweries
February 18, 2016
All of MillerCoors’ major breweries are now landfill-free, with the Fort Worth Brewery as the latest site to recycle or reuse all of its waste.
The Fort Worth Brewery in Texas reduced waste by 66 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. The brewery’s sustainability employee council led education initiatives throughout the facility, focusing on changing employee behaviors by making recycling easier and more accessible. Nearly 100 percent of brewery waste is recycled or reused, with the small amount of remaining waste going to a waste-to-energy facility.
The company started focusing on its waste management practices in 2009, when it set a goal to reduce brewery waste by 15 percent by 2015. MillerCoors Trenton, Ohio, brewery became its first landfill-free location in 2011.