Last month a group of enterprising young students from Boise State took the first step in creating a business that can provide Boise with a glass recycling alternative. Using the Co-op as a testing ground, the students began collecting, sanitizing, and redistributing glass beer bottles back to local microbreweries.
Their pilot was a success, and the students tied for first place at the Idaho Innovation Challenge. They took home a $1,000 cash prize which they plan to use to invest in cleaning supplies and better collection methods.
Leave it to college students to figure out how to drink beer and make a difference!