The level of aluminium recycling in the UK is such that 40% of an aluminium can has already been an aluminium can at least once before. This was one of the factors that determined our choice to package our beers in cans rather than glass bottles. The other factors are aesthetics, weight for transportation (lower carbon footprint), and safety in transportation. Glass bottles are also recycled but to the best of our knowledge they are repurposed rather than reused as a glass bottle. Which also leads nicely to an issue we want to address with our rums. Glass bottles are still the only well used option for spirits, this is true because the end user is often a bar or restaurant; however, we are actively looking into alternatives or a refill scheme to try and reduce the wastage of glass bottles.