Economy October 15, 2021 | 11:37 am

Biggest brewery urges return of bottles

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican National Brewery (CDN) appealed this Thursday to the retailers and consumers of its brand to, together with the company, increase the return of bottles to reduce the deficit in the supply of the product caused by the lack of packaging.

Robert Espinal, commercial director of the company, clarified that “exogenous factors” influence the process that prevents supplying the Presidente beer market, whose demand is increasing more and more to satisfy it, production has also increased by 10%.

He reported that they buy 85% of all the bottles that go to the market, of that proportion, 37% return from the retailers and the rest from the bottle racks that are the collectors, but that a large number of bottles remain in the houses, the yard of the houses, in stadiums and other places where the product is consumed.

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Paul Tierney
October 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Increase returns ! Then provide an incentive.

alfredo
October 15, 2021 6:43 pm
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At least 5 pesos…

Peter Harris
October 15, 2021 6:04 pm

In May 2021 Accion ambiental Guayacanes AAG (Environmental Action Guayacanes) sent a letter to Sr. Franklin León President and Sr. Eduardo Lacerda CEO Cervecería Nacional Dominicana re: PROGRAMA DE RECICLAJE DE BOTELLAS DE
CERVEZA urging the beer industry to offer much higher refunds for
returning empty bottles. A copy of this letter was delivered to the Dominican
Minister of Environment. No response was received. In Ontario Canada, 99% of
beer bottles are returned because the bottles are worth more money. Bottles are
used up to 15 times. In Dominican Republic poor people collect bottles and get
1- 2 pesos per bottle. So they stack piles of beer bottles until it is
worthwhile to return them. The beer company needs to update its system. Make it
worthwhile for consumers to return empty bottles to the stores. More info at
Facebook Accion ambiental Guayacanes.

Kraig B Richard
November 23, 2021 9:19 pm

A bottle deposit law benefits the poor who will collect them, and is a minor inconvenience for middle class, and not a bother for well off people.