Caybrew brewery goes green

Caybrew beer brewery is expanding its business while embracing the environment and nurturing local agriculture.


Minister of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce Charles Clifford, talks with Caybrew General Manager Allen Chu Fook, right, and employees of the beer companys packaging department, Edith Ladia and Hank Ebanks.
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Minister of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Charles Clifford recently toured the company’s plant and learned about its efforts to integrate environmental protection measures into its operations. Minister Clifford was accompanied by Chief Officer Gloria McField-Nixon and Deputy Chief Officer Samuel Rose.

Caybrew’s General Manager Allen Chu Fook noted that the company has major plans to diversify operations, boost distribution, and enhance energy efficiency.

Detailing some environmental initiatives, Mr Chu Fook explained that a waste water treatment plant converts used water into clean water suitable for farming purposes. He added that local farmers can also benefit from using beer manufacturing grain by-products as animal feed.

Another important component of Caybrew’s environmental thrust entails the bottle recycling programme. ‘Consumers can return used beer bottles and receive CI$2 per case,’ Mr Chu Fook said.

He also said that in the near future the company will be exploring the possibility of using renewable sources of energy.

Minister Clifford commended Caybrew for integrating environmentally aware practices in its daily operations. ‘Caybrew is Cayman’s national beer and a great source of pride, so we are very committed to its growth and development.’