E^nr-a^ RESULTS [l Heinekeii 4ÊÊÊÊ Hjiiv 4 Heineki IMPACT: i ■77,, ,U GU H.u.jr LIGHTWEIGHT PACKAGING REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL USED FOR PACKING BEER IS THE GOAL OF OUR 'LIGHTWEIG HTING' PROJECT, WHICH IS REPEATED APPROXIMATELY EVERY FIVE YEARS TO SUSTAIN A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF IMPROVEMENT. IN RECENT YEARS H El N EKE N HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF GLASS USED IN BEER BOTTLES, WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT ONE-WAY BOTTLE WHICH IS JUST AS STRONG AS OUR EXISTING BOTTLES, BUT AROUND 10% LIGHTER. AS WELL AS SAVING MATERIALS, THE NEW BOTTLE ALSO SAVES ON TRANSPORT COSTS. TWO OF THE NEW LIGHTWEIGHT BOTTLES WERE INTRODUCED AT THE END OF 2001 AND HEINEKEN NEDERLAND IS PLANNING TO INTRODUCE A THIRD NEW BOTTLE FOR EXPORT BEER IN 2003. 6.9 By-products and residual waste By-products and waste materials are shown in the process flowcharts as waste streams. Between 90% and 95% of our by-products are recycled cost-effectively and with mini mum environmental impact. Brewers grains and trub are used in animal feed, surplus yeast is used in the pharmaceutical industry and excess carbon dioxide from the fermentation process is used by other beverage producers. By-products which cannot be used are designated as industrial waste, which is incinerated by local waste-processing facilities or is sent to landfill. In large parts of the world, however, opportunities for waste recycling are practically non-existent. HEINEKEN REPORT 2000-2001 SAFETY, HEALTH ENVIRONMENT 44

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