La bouteille de bière néerlandaise

One of the most known Nederlandse bierfles (Dutch beer bottles) is the BNR. This acronym that stands for Bruine Nederlandse Retourfles is translated, in English, to brown Dutch returnable bottles. In the Netherlands, this type of bottle allows brewers to reduce waste by interchanging and reutilizing beer bottles. This sustainable practice is accessible to all breweries as long as they were granted permission from Dutch Brewers to participate. Considering that breweries will be welcomed to join provided that they agree to the conditions set by the Dutch Brewers, obtaining permission winds up to be rather effortless. Thanks to this practice and its accessibility, the same bottles continuously remain in circulation with minimal need for the production of new bottles.