Anheuser-Busch's environmental philosophy is based on the belief that the world we share has been given to us in trust. From the brewing of our beers through the recovery and recycling of our packages, we strive to uphold that trust every day.
- Anheuser-Busch recycles more than 90 percent of our production byproducts (spent brewers' grains, aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard and beechwood chips). Recycling our beechwood chips, alone, conserves landfill space equivalent to the needs of a town of 14,000 people every year.
- Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation is the world's largest recycler of aluminum cans. In 1993, it recycled 585 million pounds of aluminum, conserving enough energy to provide for the residential electrical needs of a city the size of St. Louis, MO for five years.
- Three Anheuser-Busch breweries recover methane from process wastewater, and pipe it back to the breweries for boiler fuel. These "bioenergy recovery systems" conserve hundreds of millions of cubic feet of natural gas annually.
- Anheuser-Busch has made its beer packaging significantly lighter -- while keeping its strength -- over the past two decades. We've reduced the weight of aluminum cans by 30 percent and glass bottles by 25 percent. The recent reduction of can lid diameter by 1/8" conserves more than 21 million pounds of aluminum a year.
- Anheuser-Busch works to preserve the environment in communities throughout the nation by supporting programs such as Operation Brightside, Save the Chesapeake Bay, and the Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas.