Anheuser-Busch World's Largest Recycler of Aluminum Cansby Staff
St. Louis Business Journal, April 22, 2003
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. said it recycles more than 97 percent of the waste it generates. In recognition of Earth Day April 22, the said its Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp. unit is the world's largest recycler of used aluminum beverage containers, recycling 776 million pounds in 2002, or more than 125 percent of the cans its breweries used to package their products. Through modifications in its packaging, the company saved more than 1.3 million pounds of aluminum and 10.5 million pounds of paperboard.
In addition, its Busch Agriculture Resource operations composted more than 619 million pounds of farm materials last year.
Finally, the company said its graphics department has implemented using recycled paper for company letterhead, business cards and envelopes, and uses agricultural-based inks, rather than petroleum products.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. (NYSE: BUD) is the world's largest brewer, manufactures and recycles aluminum cans and operates theme parks.
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