MillerCoors is doing its part for sustainability

Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor

January 30, 2014

1 Min Read
MillerCoors is doing its part for sustainability

I just saw a copy of the 2009 MillerCoors sustainable-development report titled “From Grain To Glass.” The report affirms MillerCoors strong commitment to sustainability across every aspect of its business—from grain to glass. Available online at, the 44-page report showcases the progress made by MillerCoors since the 2008 joint venture between Miller Brewing Co.and Coors Brewing Co. To download the report, click here.

Following are some key highlights of what the company has accomplished: 

• Reduced the diameter of its aluminum can ends slightly, resulting in $10.1 million in savings and a reduction of 10.4 million pounds of aluminum

• Reused or recycled 98 percent of all brewery waste, including glass, paperboard, plastics, met-als and byproducts

• Recorded a 4.10:1.00 water-to-beer ratio, well ahead of the established water usage target set by the United Nations Environment Program for brewers worldwide of 5.00 barrels of water for each barrel of beer produced.

This makes me really happy that I like Killian’s Red beer, a Coors brand. In fact, I’ll have a couple extra tonight to toast their accomplishments.

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”   –Vince Lombardi

photo by Adam Sonnett


About the Author(s)

Jack Mans

Plant Operations Editor

Sign up for the Packaging Digest News & Insights newsletter.

You May Also Like