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Brewing Up Eco-Friendly Tips

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

Is there a better pairing than beaches and beer? Let’s add a twist of conservatism to this classic combo with a few fun ways to help protect the planet while enjoying our favorite Caribbean brews.

Sipped, Not Stirred

One great reason to choose beer over fruity cocktails: no plastic straws! (As if you needed an excuse.) But really, those straws often end up in the ocean and get ingested by marine life. So, pop one open and say “cheers.”

Person in hammock holding Sol beer with ocean in the background.

Cheers to this hammock and this view! (Photo by: @drgrowley)

Crush It

While we’re never ones to turn down a Jamaican Red Stripe, aluminum cans have a lighter environmental impact than glass bottles. They weigh less, are more likely to be recycled, and let’s be honest – that first crack of a pop-top can is so immensely satisfying!

Kalik Gold Beer with pool in the background.

Nothing better than cracking open a cold one poolside. (Photo by: @iiideuces)

Recycle It

No matter what kind of container you prefer, always check the bottom to see if it can be recycled. The big bummer with red plastic cups is that they are categorized as number-six plastic, which means that not every facility can take them.

Person holding Pacifico beer with pool in the background.

Beer tastes even better when you’re being environmentally friendly. (Photo by: @polly_cakess)

Find the Source

Better yet, skip the container altogether. Figure out what kind of draught beer the locals prefer and order it straight from the tap. In Aruba, the national beer is Balashi; in the Cayman Islands, you can sample CayBrew right inside the brewery where it’s made!

Draft beer in hand on resort beach.

Fresh off the tap with the best view! (Photo by: @venisonandvodka)

Whatever type of draft you prefer, you can help save the environment, while enjoying a beachy brew. Find out how you can help save the ocean now, while you’re planning your next vacay to Riviera Maya or Jamaica.

Sarika Chawla