Do it for Our Environment, Do it for Our Community Top 5 Reasons to Return Your Balashi, Chill & Magic Mango Bottles

Balashi Brewery is proud of its sustainable efforts, including making its spent grain, a byproduct of the brewing process, available to local farmers as nutritious and affordable feed for animals. Additionally, all the facility’s unused water is treated at the on-premises water treatment plant and sent to sister company APEX for manufacturing of their products. But perhaps the most impressive sustainability effort is the signature bottle return initiative—the only one on the island—that incentivizes recycling with Afl 4.80 in cash per returned case of empties of Balashi, Chill, and Magic Mango.

The ongoing success of this is only possible with the help of our local community. To encourage consumers to continue to collect their empties and return for cash, here are five top reasons to keep it up!

  1. Helps keep Aruba’s beaches and beautiful outdoor spaces clean and pristine.
  2. Reduces the need to produce more bottles which reduces the use of harmful fossil fuels worldwide.
  3. Less bottle production = less carbon dioxide released into the environment.
  4. Helps Balashi Brewery’s costs which in turn helps keep our beers at favorable prices.
  5. Helps fund community projects: some local organizations help fund their initiatives with bottle-return collection campaigns.


Consumers can conveniently return their bottles for instant cash at the Tropical Bottling Carry-out & Drive-thru locations at LG Smith Blvd 22 in Playa, and at Doormanstraat 5 in San Nicolas.