If the world gives you wasted beer, then make new beer. That seems to be the philosophy at Heineken, after the drinks giant today revealed that it has used some of the millions of pints that were wasted as a result of lockdown to provide power for its Manchester brewery. The announcement of the UK’s first lockdown a year ago today and the subsequent lockdowns that followed led to an estimated 87 million pints of beer going to waste, as pubs across the country were shuttered. However, Heineken revealed today that at least seven million pints that would otherwise have been wasted were repurposed as a feedstock for the company’s biogas facility in Manchester, providing green power for the brewing kettles and canning pasteurisers at the plant.
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