Plastic is often a necessary evil in the beer world: it can help keep beer safe but often ends up in landfill. It's an issue being tackled by Bearhug Pallet Wrap, a startup looking to move beer safely while cutting out single-use plastic.
What if every single thread of your beer merch was made from recycled cotton and recycled drink bottles? We caught up with The Common Good Company for a chat about their high quality apparel with a low impact on the planet.
Plastic can holders might be ubiquitous in craft beer but a local company has developed another way to keep your tinnies together. Johnston Packaging and Grifter have just unveiled the KlippaKan, which has been in the works for a year.
The beer industry is responsible for generating a lot of carbon dioxide but BrewDog are on a path to change that. We caught up with their top dog in Australia to talk about carbon offset plans as they mark one year here.
What would it take for breweries to go plastic free in their tap rooms? Not much, apparently. We spoke to Surfrider to see how they've helped some of Australia's biggest craft brewers say no to single-use plastic.
Brewing beer is intensive in many ways, from the amount of energy required to the use of water. Hannah Louise Grugel caught up with the team at Batch to find out how they're working to be a more sustainable brewery.
Brewing is, by its nature, an industry that's high on consumption – and we don't just mean in terms of beer drinking. Here, we kick off a new series, Going Green, that looks at sustainable practices within the Australian beer industry.
Will Ziebell / March 20, 2018
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Bintani was founded by Pete Meddings in the mid-90s, initially supplying yeast to the local industry, before expanding into a multifaceted supplier of ingredients and brewing aids in partnership with local and international businesses.
Many members of the Meddings family followed Pete – who you can read about in this feature we published on his retirement in 2020 – into the business, which is a longstanding supporter of the beer industry. The Crafty Pint first experienced this support when working alongside Dale and Phil Meddings as part of a tiny group getting Good Beer Week off the ground, and that generosity has continued, including Bintani's sponsorship of the Pint of Origin festival beer in 2023.
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