Beer makers are running low on bottles as coronavirus shutdown stops recycling returns

From Financial Post, by Jake Edmiston

At the same time wave of panic buying boosted demand

With recycling programs suspended around the country due to coronavirus fears, one of Canada’s largest beer brewers says it is struggling to find enough bottles to keep up with production.

In mid-March, Ontario’s beer retailing behemoth, The Beer Store, announced it would stop accepting empties from March 19 to March 31 in an effort to protect employees from being exposed to the coronavirus. The suspension expired Tuesday, but the chain of 450 stores didn’t respond to questions about whether it would resume collecting used bottles and cans, though it said on its website that new information on its recycling program was pending.

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