MillerCoors reduces water usage

MillerCoors is using less water to brew its beers, according to the 2013 MillerCoors Sustainability Report.

The nation’s second-largest brewer decreased water use by 6.1 percent to a record low 3.82 barrels in 2012. By comparison, some U.S. breweries use as much as 6.62 barrels of water to produce a single barrel of beer.

MillerCoors is based in Chicago and operates breweries in Milwaukee and Golden, Colo.

“Our employees are the driving force behind our sustainability efforts,” said MillerCoors chief executive officer Tom Long. “Whether it’s reducing water use in the brewery, finding ways to send zero waste to landfills or ensuring that our consumers get a safe ride home, our people are committed to doing the right thing.”

In the new report, titled “Brewing for Good,” MillerCoors said the use of short interval controls throughout the brewing and packaging process has yielded significant water savings across its breweries.

The report also details MillerCoors waste-reduction efforts, another main focus for the brewer.

The full report can be viewed at www.millercoors.com/GBGR/Home.aspx.

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