MillerCoors targets "zero waste"

MillerCoors targets "zero waste"

It's not quite up there with turning water into wine, but SABMiller and Molson Coors' joint venture in the US, MillerCoors, has discovered a novel use for waste water at its breweries.

The Miller Genuine Draft and Coors Light brewer said late last week that it has worked out how to produce fish food from the waste water.

Early trials at MillerCoors' Ohio brewery "have proved extremely promising", the brewer said.

MillerCoors has teamed up with a company that produces animal feed to develop the fish food technology and is now planning to conduct further trials.

"Technology and innovative partnerships have a crucial role to play as we work towards becoming a zero-waste operation," said MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely. "Advances such as this new development show that there innumerable ways in which our waste can be made useful for others."