WAYNESBORO, VA – Since 2010, Blue Ridge Bucha has been handcrafting organic kombucha in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and offering it on draft so that customers can refill their bottles instead of recycling or throwing them away. Over time, this shared effort has made a tangible impact: as of September 2019, Blue Ridge Bucha drinkers have saved over one million bottles through their commitment to refilling.
“It’s becoming so clear in this era of climate change that the small choices we make each day matter--and one million bottles saved is an awesome example of how a mighty ocean is made up of many small drops” says Co-Founder Ethan Zuckerman. “Remembering to bring bottles back isn’t always easy, but like reusing grocery bags or refusing single-use plastics, it’s a small step that makes a cumulative difference. If you line up all one million of the 12 ounce bottles we’ve saved from end to end, they would make a path long enough to hike from our brewery and taproom to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Washington Monument, or to the top of Old Rag Mountain and back!”
On Saturday, September 21st from 12:00-5:00pm, Blue Ridge Bucha will be throwing a Party for the Planet in their kombucha taproom at 1809 E Main St in Waynesboro to celebrate this shared success. All kombucha will be 30% off (bring your own container or buy one there). Basic City Beer will be pouring delicious local beer, Cutie Pies will be offering savory and sweet pies for lunch or snack, and Rockfish Gap Outfitters will be setting up a bike clinic with tips on bicycle commuting, bike safety, and with free minor bike repairs.
“This milestone feels really meaningful for us and our team,” adds Ethan’s wife and Co-Founder Kate Zuckerman. “If someone had told us when we founded our company that this collective environmental stewardship would eventually result in a million bottles saved, it would have been hard to believe. But after being inspired by our customers coming back to refill again and again, this feels like the natural result of a shared long-term commitment. We hope that everyone will come out and celebrate with us at the taproom on September 21st.”
About Blue Ridge Bucha
Founded in 2010 by Kate and Ethan Zuckerman, Blue Ridge Bucha is a Certified Organic kombucha that is consciously handcrafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and is renowned for its delicious taste. With refillable bottles and regional distribution, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We believe in real ingredients, responsible packaging, employee empowerment, and giving back to our local community. With over one million bottles saved so far, we know that together we can make a difference through the choices we make every day.
Find out more at blueridgebucha.com.