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Ecuador: Improving waste management and promoting recycling amongst suppliers

SAB Miller staff in a training session

In Ecuador, Cervecería Nacional has launched an awareness campaign for suppliers and contractors to raise awareness of procedures regarding the management of waste within the brewery. The training consists of a short course in which participants are taught the basics on the potential environmental impact of the brewery, what waste is and how it can be recycled and reused.

During the training, participants are also taught which wastes are considered hazardous to the environment, and how they should be segregated and treated properly to avoid contamination.

Following the training, suppliers were able to consider how they could help to minimise waste. For example, one supplier has evaluated and modified their plastic containers and they can now be returned for re-use.

Peru: Turning waste into forest

Reforestation project at Peru

At our San Juan brewery in Peru, we are using waste from the production of Pilsen Callao – one of the country’s most popular beers – to support a substantial reforestation project in the local area, so contributing to conservation and biodiversity, and restoring the natural environment for the local community to enjoy.

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