I was sent an email with a publication made by Ecochain, a company that can "measure your entire company’s environmental impact on material, product or process level and take the most effective measures." It's a quick and good read on some of the topics impacting our industry.
The table of contents is in the first image below.
They released an online magazine Spirits of the future: How sustainable changemakers are turning the liquor industry upside down that features some examples of producers and bar/event owners in the industry. You may recognize a few of them such as Avallen Calvados, Good Vodka, EcoSpirits totes, and Barra Mexico.
It's a fairly light but (seems to me) good overview of specific places where we can measure and hopefully reduce the environmental impact in our industry. The publication looks at
- Raw materials for spirits production (choice of grapes over grain, for example)
- Power used in distilling (solar power distilling)
- Glass bottle weight, shipping, recycling, and reuse [ecoSpirits totes save 10,000 bottles annually at the Raffles Singapore alone]
- At the bar and bartender events
After a few brief intros to people are who doing innovative/good work in the sector, they conclude with a little summary; a few of which I've pasted below.
You can read the publication and sign up to get the reports here.