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How few tweaks yield zero-waste liquor in Mexico?

Jan 08, 2018, 11:26 AM EST
(Source: Eneas De Troya/flickr)
(Source: Eneas De Troya/flickr)

Richard Bretts, a former environmental attorney in Mexico, is tinkering with traditional liquor distillation process to put a lid on waste generation and squeeze energy consumption, keeping the “green” spirits high.

The manufacturing of mezcal, a popular alcoholic beverage from Mexico, yields huge amounts of waste, which if drained in rivers upsets aquatic life and natural acidity of water, a problem that Brett’s company tackles by turning entire leftover into compost, notes Green Matters.

Earlier in February, one of Mexico's most famous tequila makers, Herradura, also revealed its plans to turn liquor waste into biofuel, limiting the industry’s impact on the environment while cutting costs, writes Global Citizen