With mainstream media reports detailing questions about the sustainability of the planet, consumer interest in these measures is gaining steam. “The Sustainability Imperative,” an Oct. 12 global insight post from New York-based Nielsen, notes that more consumers are adopting sustainable behaviors and expect the same measures from corporations.
New system helps craft brewer approach its sustainability goals
October 16, 2014
Woodinville, Wash.-based Redhook Brewery, a part of the Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), has seen its water savings add up following the integration of a dry-run bottling conveyor from Emerson Power Transmission Solutions.
Ecological goals also focus on sustainable packaging
March 25, 2014
Because water is key to its production processes, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. has set new goals through its “Good Spirited” global sustainability program in order to become more ecologically responsible for the production of its flagship brand, Bacardi Rum, it says.
Manufacturers and operators of machinery and equipment for the brewing industry must develop a highly integrated approach to energy and media efficiency, starting from the delivery of raw materials, auxiliaries and resources through optimizing mashing and cooking processes, using compressed air, treating wastewater and developing sanitation systems.