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.