As a keg manufacturer, sustainability is very important for us. The topic is given great priority in our company as a commitment to our environment – a commitment to use the available energy and limited resources sparingly. We meet this obligation uncompromisingly by resolutely using stainless steel in manufacturing our kegs.
BLEFA BEVERAGE SYSTEMS commissioned a study to compare the environmental impact of chromium steel kegs with single-use plastic containers. The study covered the entire life-cycle of the kegs, i.e. raw materials, production, transport to breweries and restaurants as well as waste streams.
The study shows that the more often a steel keg is used, the lower become the environmental impacts per keg usage. Hence the reuse rate (number of turns) is a critical parameter. With a reuse rate of 20 times or more, the steel kegs cause lower climate change, energy use and water use impacts compared to those of the plastic containers.
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