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Paradise Beverages’ returnable glass bottle collection

ENVIRONMENT
05.06.2019
3 MIN

As a major local company, our Paradise Beverages business is committed to playing a part in protecting the environment and making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates. 

Paradise Beverages’ returnable glass bottle collection

Fiji is a natural beauty. As a major local company, our Paradise Beverages business is committed to playing a part in protecting the environment and making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates.

 

Since the brewery opened 62 years ago, Paradise Beverages has remained committed to using reusable glass bottles for the vast majority of its local beer portfolio.  This process is better for the environment, as each container is collected, cleaned and reused an average of eight to ten times, which contributes to less waste sent to landfill and better littering outcomes.

 

As a result of Paradise Beverages’ continued efforts, in 2018 it increased the average collection rate from 75 per cent to 85 per cent of returnable glass bottles – equating to an additional 1,500 tonnes of glass saved from landfill, each year. The system also provides an important source of employment for local people, as many collection partners are sole operators or family-run businesses. One of these is Mani Lal, who runs his own small collection business and has been in partnership with Paradise Beverages since 2002.

 

“It has been more than 16 years now since I first started my business and my whole family has improved its livelihood at a good living standard. Now my son has joined me in the business and is sharing the workload. I have built up my business to such a level that my son can take over without facing much problems. This means a lot to me as I can now live a good life that I have worked so long for. I can visit by friends and families.”

 

You can find out more about Paradise Beverages and the work our team is doing to protect the local environment from the website, www.paradisebeverages.com.fj.