September 25

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Helping Our Customers Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Sustainability is critically important. That’s why it’s at the core of what we do. One of our solution’s primary benefits is that it reduces the miles empty kegs travel. When you own your own kegs, every time you ship them out you need to ship empty kegs back the same distance. With MicroStar, you ship full kegs out but then the emptied kegs stay close to your distributors to be used by another nearby MicroStar customer. That means less fossil fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to owning your own kegs or leasing kegs.



What Our Customers Have Accomplished So Far

By collaborating, our customers have reduced their freight-related greenhouse gas emissions by over 3.3 million kg CO2e according to a recent study by John Heckman, Ph.D with PE International. That's equivalent to approximately:

7.3MM MILES DRIVEN IN A PASSENGER CAR
1,100 TONS OF WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL
330,000 GALLONS OF GASOLINE CONSUMED
3.3M POUNDS OF COAL BURNED
257 HOMES ENERGY USE FOR A YEAR
367 HOMES ELECTRICITY FOR A YEAR
6,957 BARRELS OF OIL CONSUMED
73,333 SEEDLINGS GROWN FOR 10 YEARS
2,383 ACRES OF FOREST

AND WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED


Our customers don’t stop improving and neither do we. As an EPA SmartWay® partner, we are committed to further track and reduce transportation-related emissions and fuel use. MicroStar also uses the collective leverage of our customer community to increase the adoption of environmentally-conscious tools and approaches by our freight carriers. We’re always seeking ways to innovate and improve through dialogue with brewers and other similarly environmentally-conscious organizations. Have thoughts? Drop us a line. We’d love to hear what you have to say.