Let’s face it: At some point your company may have to collect and dispose of unsaleable product. Whether it’s due to a product recall or an out-of-season beer, knowing the process of responsible beverage disposal can save you time, money, and a big hassle down the road—not to mention your industry reputation.
With so many things to consider, how do you know where to begin?
Reclaim those products
As obvious as it sounds, you first need to locate and reclaim all the product as quickly as possible. Addressing the issue immediately can eliminate the risk of a compromised product staying in the marketplace or your supply chain; not to mention the product getting into the wrong hands and ending up on the black market.
Once the product is reclaimed, it’s time to clean and recycle the bottles, cans and product packaging itself. This eliminates additional waste ending up in landfills, and allows manufacturers to recycle packaging from your unsaleable product into materials for future use within the industry. You’ll not only be saving the environment, but you may even be able to claim tax benefits and rebates. It’s a silver lining not everyone is aware of.
Dispose of the beverage mindfully
You may be wondering what happens to the beverage itself? If you’re thinking it gets poured down the drain, think again. By following an environmentally-friendly process, special recycling facilities can turn the unsellable beverage into “gray water.” It may not sound palatable, but it’s perfect for non-potable ecological uses and maintains the integrity of our water supplies.
Fortunately, there are services for that
This might all seem like a lot to take in, but fortunately there are professionals who can help you handle this process with ease. EcoBev has been a trusted source for environmentally responsible, confidential and efficient beverage disposal for over 30 years. They offer comprehensive, turnkey service that handles the process from beginning to end, ensuring your peace of mind and confidentiality every step of the way.
At the end of the day, beverage reclamation and recycling are inevitable. Whether it’s an urgent situation or a prescheduled project, knowing your options ahead of time is good. And knowing there’s a truly turnkey and environmentally-friendly option is even better.
For more information about EcoBev, or to learn more about how you can dispose of unsaleable products, contact us today!