Conscious Container Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE 100

April 28, 2020Blog

Conscious Container is honored and excited to be invited to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network starting April 28, 2020.  The CE100 Network invites companies and innovators from around the globe to gather in a pre-competitive space to create business solutions designed to accelerate our transition to a circular economy. The… Read More

Conscious Container is selected to join Anheuser Busch InBev’s 100+ Sustainability Accelerator to scale this refillable glass bottle system.

April 25, 2020Blog

In February, seventeen start-ups selected by Anheuser Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) 100+ Sustainability Accelerator gathered in New York City to kick-off the 2020 100+ Sustainability Accelerator cohort program. Conscious Container was joined by start-ups from 13 different countries selected from over 1200+ global applications, double the amount of applications compared to the 2019 inaugural cohort.… Read More

STAR 2019 Texas Glass Recycling Workshop

December 25, 2019Blog

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) hosted a workshop on November 13, 2019 in Austin, to dig into the current challenges, looming barriers, and potential solutions for increasing end-markets and the circulation of glass in Texas. Conscious Container was invited to present our California and Nevada refillable glass program and how a refillable… Read More

Verge 19 Accelerate Short-lists Conscious Container to Pitch

August 22, 2019Blog

From over 100 entries Conscious Container has been short-listed to pitch our Circular Economy refillable glass bottle business at the Verge 19 Conference stage in Oakland, California, in October! VERGE Accelerate is a fast-pitch competition that takes place on the main stage of VERGE 19, giving selected finalists the opportunity to pitch to a live… Read More

Conscious Container invited to speak at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance Conference in Denver

August 22, 2019Blog

We are excited to announce the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Advance 2019 has extended an invitation for Conscious Container to present our circular economy refillable glass bottle business system to a SPC member audience. The SPC Advance gathering will be hosted in Denver, October 7-9, 2019, with Conscious Container presenting and joining a panel entitled: … Read More

Conscious Container Presents at Resource Recycling Conference

August 22, 2019Blog

Every year Resource Recycling hosts the Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans. Conscious Container has been invited to present on a panel to share innovative and insightful practices and data across sustainability, refillables, reuse, and recycling infrastructures. As Conscious Container plans for the expansion of our refillable collection and bottle washing operations, this invitation allows… Read More

Nevada Recycles Spotlights Conscious Container

August 14, 2019Press

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s “Nevada Recycles” team took time to interview Conscious Container about our refillable glass bottle program in Northern Nevada and North Tahoe. Working closely with Great Basin Brewing, Conscious Container‘s refillable glass bottle program brings a unique single-use packaging waste source reduction solution to the Battle Born State of Nevada. Read… Read More


August 1, 2019Press

EDIBLE TAHOE-RENO Growing up in a largely waste-free house, Caren McNamara’s upbringing and entrepreneurial spirit drove her to form a business that would have a positive impact on the planet. An awareness that people in nearly every other continent reuse their glass bottles inspired her to investigate the concept in the U.S. A year’s worth… Read More

Conscious Container Strives For Sustainable Bottling

July 19, 2019Press

THIS IS RENO. Caren McNamara gestures to tall stacks of pallets filled with boxed and shrink-wrapped used brown beer bottles as evidence that the business concept driving her startup company, Conscious Container, makes sense. Now the company is preparing to take some big steps to bring the concept into a full-scale reality. Read the full… Read More

The Ripple Effect of Local B Corps

May 16, 2019Press

MOONSHINE INK. North Tahoe businesses place purpose over profit, and the impact reverberates throughout the community. For Conscious Container founder and CEO Caren McNamara, who is still fundraising and conducting collection pilots throughout North Tahoe (in partnership with Truckee Tahoe Sierra Disposal) and at northern Nevada breweries like Great Basin, incorporating as a benefit corporation… Read More