December 2005

Anheuser-Busch makes EPA Hall of Fame

St. Louis, MO— In recognition of its achievements in waste reduction, Anheuser-Busch was inducted into the WasteWise Hall of Fame by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Anheuser-Busch was honored for its longstanding commitment to waste reduction and recycling programs at its facilities and was one of only three inductees at the WasteWise 2005 Annual Conference held in October in Washington, D.C.

Since joining WasteWise as a charter member in 1994, Anheuser-Busch has received six WasteWise awards, including the 2004 WasteWise Partner of the Year. In addition, the company has achieved a recycling rate of more than 97 percent, while at the same time reducing landfill waste by 45 percent. Other highlights and achievements in waste reduction include:

•Anheuser-Busch decreased the amount of paperboard used to produce its packaging by almost 21 million pounds since 2002;
•The company is in the process of reducing its lid diameter, which is expected to save 20 million pounds of aluminum annually when fully implemented in 2006;
•Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation, the company’s recycling subsidiary, recycled 804 million pounds of aluminum beverage containers in 2004.

WasteWise is a voluntary partnership program launched by the EPA in 1994. The program provides guidance and recognition to more than 1,800 participating organizations working to find practical methods to reduce municipal solid waste and improve financial performance. For more information about the program, visit www.epa.gov/wastewise.


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