Sustainable brewing and distilling - Emissions and waste

Brewing - emissions and waste

Efficient packaging

Investigate the possibility of "lightweighting" bottles by redesign

Lighter cans may be appropriate

Work with suppliers to maximise recycling efficiency

Lightweighting of secondary and tertiary packages

Recycle packaging waste

Case study: Diageo lightweight bottle caps

Diageo lightweighted their bottle caps from 2.1 g to 2.0 g without a loss in product quality of freshness. This seemingly small change mulitplied across Diageo's whole business has resulted in a reduction of 100 tonnes of steel and environmental benefits.

Diageo Sustainability and Responsibility Report 2011: Small change, big difference. Published Online.

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