New Returnable 1 Litre Bottles!
09 February 2021
If you're filling your recycling bin with our 1 litre bottles,
then we have some good news.
like to invite all Rebellion Brewery customers to become involved
with us in an ambitious project to change to a new fully re-useable
1 litre bottle. Currently we use approximately 100,000 one trip
bottles per year, so we have the opportunity with this initiative
to significantly reduce the amount of glass needing to be recycled
or ending up in landfill.
new bottles are in-use, over 40% of our beer sold through the shop,
drive-through and home delivery will be in returnable, reusable
To launch a
new returnable 1 litre bottle for our draught beers, we have
invested considerably in an automatic bottle washer and new special
heavy duty glass bottles with swing tops, capable of being washed
and refilled many times over.
As well as
providing durability, the new dark bottle has been proven to help
keep the beer tasting at its best for longer, by excluding light
which is known to promote beer ageing. In addition, the new swing
top helps to reduce the amount of oxygen in the bottle, which also
helps to keep the beer fresh for longer.
To make the
biggest possible impact on the environment we would like to ask for
your support to ensure as many bottles as possible return to the
brewery. This also helps us with the cost of the project.
To help us
be more energy and chemical efficient in the process and to
increase the life span of a bottle, we would ask our customers to
rinse out the bottle when it is empty, avoid putting anything in
the bottle and to close the swing top to keep it sealed.
bottle washer efficiently cleans the inside of the bottle with a
hot, recirculated cleaning solution to leave it spotless and
sterile before being refilled, whilst the outside is sprayed with
clean water only, which means that the labels can be re-used rather
than having to be replaced each time.
excited to start this new project and hope you enjoy the benefits
of improved beer quality whilst helping the environment.
The beer is 10p cheaper than the old price, however
a refundable deposit of 30p is added to the price of a
Returning our bottles has 4 big plus points.
- It reduces ours and your glass usage significantly which is
great for the environment.
- You get 30p back on every new bottle brought back.
- Your beer costs you 10p per bottle less than before.
- We get the bottled back, which helps fund the project.
environmental impact of the brewery
return your bottles?
If dropping back to the
brewery, simply bring them along and when you place
order we'll take them off
your hands and refund you 30p for each return.
you'll be able to enter the number of bottles you'd like collected
and the discount will be added to the order you're placing. Our
driver will then collect the bottles when we deliver your order.
Please leave empty bottles in an obvious place if you'll be out
when we deliver.
return your bottles
brewery. Go to the shop (when open) or drive-through. Our staff
will be on-hand to help.
collect them from your house when we deliver your next order, this
only applies to local home delivery service, not orders sent via
courier we're afraid.
Do you need
to rinse your bottle before returning it?
out the bottle with water when it is empty, avoid putting anything
in the bottle.
swing top to keep it sealed and stop it from drying out, that
really helps in minimising the chemicals used during the cleaning
How much do
you get for returning a bottle?
receive 30p per bottle returned.
Can I save
up the credit and use it later?
discount is taken off the total of an order placed at the same time
as the bottles are returned or when the order is placed
Will a 1
litre cost more to buy?
Not if/when you
bring the empty back. The beer is actually 10p cheaper,
however the refundable deposit of 30p is added to
the price of a 1L bottle. This is to help incentivise
customers to bring back the bottles and therefore reduce our glass
I don't want
to pay more for re-usable bottles?
provided you can get them back to us or we collect them within our
free home delivery area, if fact you save money by doing so.
Unfortunately, whilst we would love to keep
the prices as now, the project would be too loss making for us to
be able to continue with
it long term. Clearly if you don't bring
the bottles back, you are paying 20p more than now and we are sorry
for that. We considered running with our existing bottles + the new
ones but logistically this would be very difficult for us and would
then restrict our 1 litre bottled range as we would have to hold 2
x 1 litre stock items for each product. We are hoping that you find
the new bottles offer a sufficiently higher quality of beer that
you feel it's still good value for the price. Alternatively, bring
them back and save money.
How do I get
my refund online?
Once you get
to the checkout in our online shop, a pop-up box
will appear to ask if you have any empties to return. You will
automatically be credited on your current order for the number of
empties you want us to collect. Our driver will then collect the
empties when he makes the delivery. For any empty bottle
collection, you need to fulfil the normal free delivery rules. We
can't just come by to collect empties only unfortunately.
Where to buy
your new 1 litre swing top bottles
brewery shop (when open) and drive-through
Is there a
maximum number of bottles that can be returned at once?
At the drive
through no limit
is a maximum of 30 bottles per purchase.