New brewery goes green

SABMiller officially marked the start of construction of its 260,000 hectolitre brewery with a groundbreaking ceremony that took place earlier this week at Okahandja. The new Namibian brewery will be one of SABMiller’s most efficient and environmentally friendly breweries of this size in the world.
About 30 million non-returnable glass bottles and cardboard packaging currently used will be converted into returnable bottles and plastic crates helping to reduce landfill and CO2 emissions.
SAB Executive Chairman, Norman Adami, together with the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Tjekero Tweya and Otjozondjuba Region Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma, officially broke ground on the 7,2 hectare land where the brewing complex will be built. Earlier this year, SABMiller received approval for the re-zoning of the land, which was recently transferred to the company.