Valuing our waste
Much of the waste we generate has a value and can be reused. This may be through the generation of energy, by creating new products (recycled glass bottles from broken glass, for example), or for agricultural purposes such as fertilisers or animal feed. We encourage all our businesses to operate in a way that minimises the amount of waste sent to landfill, with the ultimate goal that they become a zero waste operation.
Progress against 2012 targets
|Investigate the external reuse options for kieselguhr (a filtration medium) and ash in Colombia to prevent them being sent to landfill||
Bavaria, in Colombia, commissioned dewatering equipment to process kieselguhr for brick manufacturing.Pilot project established in Colombia in partnership with the national composting association to trial the use of effluent sludge in the manufacture of soil conditioner.
Continue to investigate and share learning across the group on how brewery waste can be innovatively reused and recycled
|Best practice shared across the group on waste management.|
- Continue to investigate and share learning across the group on reusing and recycling brewery waste (such as kieselguhr and spent grains)
- Establish a new 2015 waste to landfill target at MillerCoors as it has met its target to reduce waste to landfill by 50% by 2015 three years early
Our position on on-site waste: the need to work towards zero-waste operations