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Waste

Working towards zero waste operations

Our response

Valuing our waste

Much of the waste we generate has a value and can be reused. This might be through the generation of energy, by creating new products (recycled glass bottles from broken glass, for example) or through agricultural uses 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 zero-waste operations.

Progress against 2013 targets

2013 Target Progress

Continue to investigate and share learning across SABMiller on reusing and recycling brewery waste (such as kieselguhr and spent grains)

Examples of best practice have been shared both internally and externally. In addition, internally we shared waste management best practice and ideas have been launched.

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

MillerCoors has established a new target to have six breweries landfill free by 2015.

2014 targets

  • Eliminate all waste to landfill at five major MillerCoors breweries in the USA
  • Continue to investigate and share learning across SABMiller on reusing and recycling brewery waste (such as kieselguhr and spent grains)

Position paper

Our position on on-site waste: the need to work towards zero-waste operations

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Position paper on on-site waste