Beer Containers

BC brewers have been reusing and recycling their packaging materials for more than 80 years.
Photo of Empty Bottles
Reused up to 15 times, the industry-standard refillable beer bottle is used by a cooperative of brewers around the province and across the country. At the end of the bottle’s life, it is crushed and recycled into new glass bottles. Aluminum cans are crushed into biscuits by Brewers Distribution Limited facilities throughout western Canada. With 90 percent of their containers recovered, brewers have consistently yielded the highest return rates of all beverage containers in BC.

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