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Double Mountain Announces New Bottle Drop Redemption Centers

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Double Mountain Brewery has made its thick-walled half liter glass bottles returnable and reusable for exchange at the brewery in Hood River since 2013. Now Double Mountain has partnered with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) to collect, refill, and reuse the bottles with several bottle drop redemption centers.

Reusable bottles are used across the globe as the most environmentally sustainable packaging for beverages. According to the 2012 Beverage Industry Environmental Round Table Report, the carbon footprint of manufacturing recycling and distribution of multiple use refillable glass bottles use 4 times less carbon than recycled (one-way) glass and 7 times less carbon than aluminum cans.

“We are excited to be a part of this bold environmentally sustainable program. Oregon is the perfect place to expand our current refillable bottle system and bring in more breweries to do the right thing,” says Matt Swihart, Double Mountain’s Brewmaster.

With the new Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative partnership, Double Mountain will be able to recycle a higher percentage of its bottles and soften the environmental impact. “Beer enthusiasts in Oregon know and care about the environment. Double Mountain and OBRC are embracing a reusable/refillable beer bottle that is the most sustainable way to drink great craft beer,” says Master Brewer Matt Swihart.

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  1. Mark Wheeler

    April 5, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Where are these new recycling centers? Thank you.

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