How it Works

Collection Pilot

Conscious Container is a Refillable Glass Bottle Marketplace start-up, partnering with the Craft Beer Industry. We are launching ‘Proof of Concept’ glass bottle collection pilots to get this bottle reuse rolling… and this all begins with YOU!!

Our goal is to collectively, with YOU, reduce the environmental impact of a single use glass bottle while lowering the overall cost of that glass bottle through refilling and reuse!

Our pilot programs are quite simple. YOU collect craft bottles in boxes and bring them into our Collection Partner locations.  Conscious Container picks-up the glass bottles and then sends cases of empty glass bottles to a craft brewery for washing and refilling. 

There are slight variations with each pilot program (outlined below), but with your engagement and our passion this refillable marketplace will expand rapidly!

 Here is how the Collection Pilot lifecycle works:

STEP  1 

‘You’ save your empty craft beer bottles in any type of box.  We ask you do a simple rinse of the bottles and include only craft bottles with pry-off caps and no branding in the glass mold.  Check pilot program specific requirements below.

STEP 2

Drop-off your empty craft beer bottles at a Collection Location. You can find our Collection Locations here.

STEP 3

Conscious Container picks-up boxes of empty craft beer bottles from Collection Locations.

STEP 4

Conscious Container sorts and stores cases of craft beer bottles.

STEP 5

Cases of empty craft beer bottles are shipped to craft brewer Bayern Brewery for washing and refilling.

STEP 6 

Refilled craft beer in glass bottles are enjoyed by YOU!!!

And the cycle of reuse begins again!  Cheers!!!

 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PILOT

Donation Drop-Off Pilot: In the North Tahoe/Truckee region YOU simply save and drop-off any type of empty craft beer bottles at Collection Locations located throughout the region.

NORTHERN NEVADA PILOT

We have launched two collection pilot models in Northern Nevada.

Incentive Based Pilot: For every case of 24 empty Great Basin 12oz craft beer bottles YOU will receive a $1 Great Basin Brewery credit. Cases of bottles can be dropped-off inside either the Sparks or Reno Great Basin Brewpubs during standard hours of operation.  Check the Great Basin Brewery website for locations and hours.

Donation Drop-Off Pilot: In the Reno/Sparks region YOU simply save and drop-off empty 12oz brown long neck Craft beer bottles at Collection Locations located throughout the region.