Co.Exist: Anheuser-Busch Finds A Better Use For Its Beer By-Products
Published: MARCH 13, 2012
Anheuser-Busch doesn’t just produce cheap beer for football games and frat parties–it also produces mountains and mountains of biological waste. The beer industry goes through more than 400 million tons of grain every year. These grains are used in the early stages of the brewing process and then discarded.
Most breweries give these spent grains away as livestock feed to avoid landfill fees. But Anheuser-Busch is exploring a new option: using those spent grains to create commercial products like clothes and cosmetics.