Duncan Wilcock

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Monday, April 04, 2011

In Praise of the Standard Beer Bottle

It's green to drink beer that comes in standard bottles.  The industry standard beer bottle (ISB) is reused around  15-20 times, (depending who you ask) and that's much more efficient than being smashed up, melted & re-formed into new bottles - as happens when bottles are recycled.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. -  Reuse comes before recycle.

A lot of the the craft beer and micro-brewery beers that are so popular at the moment - particularly among the hippie crowd seem to come in large - funky lookin' non-standard bottles that aren't as easily reused, and so are less environmentally friendly.  That bothers me - hippies are supposed to like green choices.

Vote with your dollars - buy your beer in standard bottles.