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Heineken Ireland Cuts Its Carbon Emissions By 55%

Heinken Ireland has announced that it has cut its carbon emissions by 55% in the decade since it began reporting under its global sustainability strategy, 'Brewing a Better World'.

In its recently released sustainability progress report, the brewer revealed that it has also achieved zero waste to landfill status, during the period.

Barbara-Anne Richardson, sustainability manager, Heineken Ireland stated: "2019 marked another year of important progress on our sustainability goals under our global 'Brewing a Better World' strategy."

"We have been operating under this strategy for ten years now and have made a huge amount of progress in that time," she added.

Beer And Cider Portfolio

According to the report, Heineken Ireland will remove almost four million pieces of consumer-facing plastic, weighing 93 kilos, from across its portfolio of beers and ciders.

"2019 was also the start of our journey towards removing over four million pieces of plastic from our beer and cider portfolio by next year," she added.

Additionally, Heineken Ireland said that it has been sustainably repurposing beer that was returned from the cellars of pubs following COVID-19-related pub closures.

The company also noted that has been working to convert the returned product into green electricity and agricultural fertiliser.

© 2020 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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