Guinness and Smirnoff owner pours £180m into greener operations in Africa

Diageo’s investment will deliver solar energy, biomass power and water recovery processes across 11 of its brewing sites

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Guinness goes green with plastic-free packaging

Drinks giant Diageo says plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be also removed from packs of Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s beers

Diageo turns off the taps on water waste

The global drinks firm has improved the water efficiency of its distilleries and breweries by 40%

Edible straws take a bite out of plastic pollution

Diageo hopes to reduce the environmental footprint of its pre-mixed canned drinks

Green bottoms up! Scottish whisky site to be turned into low carbon housing

The Scottish Government is spending £5.3 million to turn a former whisky bottling plant into a low carbon housing development. The former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock will be turned into an enterprise and innovation zone for start up companies and include a renewable energy centre. Affordable housing on the site will be powered […]

Johnnie Walker owner uses 100% renewable electricity

The owner of premium drinks like Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Captain Morgan and Guinness has made the switch to using 100% of its electricity from renewables at its Norwalk headquarters in the US. The alcoholic drinks giant’s Norwalk office joins three of the company’s other sites in using 100% energy from renewable sources. This, it claims, […]

Distillery toasts whiskey-waste-to-energy scheme

A renewable energy company is to turn waste from whiskey at a distillery into power. Northumberland firm HydroThane UK has built an anaerobic digestion plant and biogas-fired boiler in Edinburgh for North British Distillery Co. The £6m deal comprises three phases: the first was to design and build the plant, which is now done. The […]

Whiskey distillery wins green awards

A whiskey distillery which claims to be the world’s greenest has opened in Scotland. The £40m Roseisle Distillery in Elgin is run by drinks giant Diageo and has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ award, which recognises environmental performance. The distillery will recycle several manufacturing by-products on-site in a bioenergy facility. Leftover barley grain will be […]