Conscious Container Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE 100

April 28, 2020Blog, Press

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

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


February 26, 2019Press

CITY OF RENO. Glass can have a very long lifespan if it avoids the recycling process after just one use. That’s the mission in mind for the Truckee, CA based glass reuse company, Conscious Container. In their partnership with Beyern Brewing in Missoula, MT, they have recently begun a pilot program in Northern Nevada that invites… Read More


February 26, 2018Press

Brewers Association Forum: Online Discussion Board February 26, 2018 Description: Our panel of craft brewers, returnable bottle innovators, and glass industry experts will take you through inspiring updates, data and the leadership craft brewing is taking in building this Returnable Bottle Market! So what’s up with returnable glass bottles and craft brewing? Here’s what’s up…… Read More

KTVN Channel 2 News: Beers 4 Bottles Event Coverage

February 23, 2018Press

‘Beers 4 Bottles’ Event Encourages People to Recycle Glass Bottles Posted: Feb 23, 2018 10:15 AM PSTUpdated: Feb 23, 2018 10:36 AM PST By Jaimie Hays Great Basin Brewing is teaming up with a non-profit aimed to get residents to recycle and reuse their glass bottles. Conscious Container is a refillable – returnable glass bottle start-up partnering with… Read More

“Conscious Container” looks to reuse glass bottles, KOLO News.

February 6, 2018Press

The goal behind Conscious Container is to reduce the number of glass containers that end up in landfills each year. Instead, the bottles would be washed, sterilized, and sold back to places like Great Basin Brewery at a discounted price. Instead of around $0.15 a bottle, breweries would spend between $0.05 to $0.07 a bottle.… Read More