Stewardship Report 2021

Evolving Together as Environmental Leaders

At The Beer Store, we are serious about our commitment to the environment. We work hard every day to protect the environment by facilitating the reuse and recycling of beer containers and the packaging they are sold in.

Evolving Together as Environmental Leaders, the 2021 Beer Store Annual Stewardship Report for primary and secondary alcohol packaging, includes details on The Beer Store’s deposit return system for beer containers and the Ontario Deposit Return Program (ODRP) for non-Beer Store listed beer, wine, spirit, and cooler containers.

Highlights of our performance in 2021:

  • Over 1.8 billion beverage alcohol containers collected from Ontario consumers (over 1.3 billion beer containers and over 459 million ODRP containers)
  • Accepted back more containers for reuse or recycling than was sold in our system in 2021
  • 98% of all refillable beer bottles sold in Ontario were returned – these bottles are reused an average of 15 times before being recycled into new glass bottles
  • Over 214,000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided as a result of the TBS and ODR returns programs – equivalent to taking 46,586 cars off Ontario’s roads and highways