BIER Releases Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

February 11, 2020 | BIER

Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling which furthers the beverage sector’s leadership on corporate water stewardship and builds upon previous work by BIER on performance in watershed context. The Decision Guide is designed to be relevant to any facility, in any industry, in any location in the world, and intended to accelerate internal conversations and decisions at the regional and facility level with regards to investments in advancing water stewardship through reduction, reuse, and recycling.

The Decision Guide emphasizes:

  • Why transitioning “beyond reduction” is important in addressing the shared global water challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Decision-making based upon an understanding of unique local watershed conditions or ‘context’ around a given facility.
  • Practical guidance to accelerate conversations within companies and with other water stakeholders on water reuse and recycling opportunities at a regional and local level.

“Historically, industry has followed a traditional linear philosophy of Take-Use-Discharge,” says Nick Martin, Executive Director of BIER. “We must adopt water circularity thinking whereby every drop of water is optimized towards a shared objective of a net water increase to local water supplies.”

The complete Decision Guide is available for download at: bit.ly/BIERWaterReuseGuide



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The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. BIER aims to affect sector change through work focused on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change, beverage container recycling, sustainable agriculture, and ecosystem services. BIER members include: American Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Heineken, Keurig Dr Pepper, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.

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