The world’s most sustainable beer - and how to make it at home_ A story from Neuzelle brewery in Germany

Packaging and transportation accounts for 70% of the environmental impact of a litre of beer.

We all love a refreshing ice cold beer. Particularly now it’s summer and the beer gardens are open.

But have you ever considered the environmental impact of your pint?

Bottles, cans and kegs filled with liquid all carry significant weight. According to the Impact CO2 carbon footprint calculator, packaging and transport account for 70 per cent of the environmental impact of a litre (around two pints) of beer.

So if we can reduce the packaging size and therefore transport demands, we can massively reduce the impact of the beer industry.

And this is exactly what the Neuzelle brewery in Germany is trying to do.