The beer giant's factory in China provides 2,400 local families with recycled water.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest brewer in the world, says that it has been recycling water since March at its flagship factory in China to support local public housing, Environmental Leader reports, adding that the company is considering the project for a wider roll-out.

The project, from Environmental Leader:

has been treating 4,000 tons of production water a day and supplying 1,000 to the community. The water is supplying at least 2,400 families living in Huiminyuan, Hanyang's biggest government-subsidized housing development, where it is used for washrooms, landscaping and fire fighting.Another 1,000 tons a day of recycled water are used in the brewery, and 2,000 tons are used by other companies in a nearby industrial park. Altogether the initiative will save the community and industrial park 1.5 million tons of fresh water a year, the company told Environmental Leader.

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