Sustainable Craft Beverages
The New Hampshire Sustainable Craft Beverage Program helps companies reduce or eliminate waste at the source.
Pollution Prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces or eliminates waste at the source. Sustainability means meeting the resource needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Together, this means reducing a business’s overall environmental impact, or “footprint.”
In New Hampshire, most craft beverage producers already have a strong culture of sustainability. They want to do more than produce the finest craft beverage; they want to protect natural resources and the environment for future generations to come. The New Hampshire Pollution Prevention Program is here to help them get to where they want to be.
The program has been assisting breweries in New Hampshire for two years, and now we are expanding to all craft beverage producers including wineries, distilleries, meaderies, cideries and hard seltzer producers.
Sustainable craft beverage producers start the journey with benchmarking
The first step to being sustainable is to track energy and water usage, which will guide the development of strategic pollution prevention planning. We call it benchmarking.
NHPPP staff can tour your facility and provide a report detailing ways to save money and reduce your environmental impact. Whether it is utility tracking through our benchmarking program, or finding incentives on equipment and lighting, we can help to make your brewery more sustainable.
Best Management Practices for Craft Beverage Producers
There are many best practices for energy and water conservation that can easily be incorporated into daily operations, as well as solutions that can reach even further and lead to operating cost reductions and new community initiatives.
Wastewater treatment is part of the craft beverage production business
Brewers are not just in the beer making business, they are also in the wastewater treatment business. It is expensive to replace septic systems or pay additional fees for high strength waste. Find out simple ways you can manage wastewater.