FOOD LOOP is a project of reusing food waste as a new resource that Yokohama Beer Inc. runs. With the cooperation of Yokohama Environmental Conservation Inc., Yokohama Beer recycles malt from local breweries and food waste from local restaurants into compost. Then, they transport it to Doshimura, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture, one of Yokohama’s water sources, and grow vegetables with local farmers. Those vegetables finally come back to Yokohama Beer stores and restaurants in Yokohama. The whole process creates the cycle of FOOD LOOP. They received an award in the recycling category of the Yokohama City Food 3R Kiraboshi Activity Award in 2020 and the Yokohama Mayor’s Award in the Hello! Action Library in 2021.
In addition, Yokohama Beer has been brewing “Doshi no Yushui Jikomi” since 2016. It is a beer made with spring water from the headwaters of the Doshi River. The product makes people aware of the water source and contributes to the reevaluation of the value of local resources.