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Aviator Ales to put their five cents in

Aviator Ales by Jeff Switzer
WOODINVILLE--Aviator Ales announced last week a new recycling program which it hopes will set a precedent in Washington state.
   The company says it will give a $0.05 return per bottle to the consumer and a matching donation split between the Museum of Flight's Educational Programs, the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Fund, and Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation.
   "Not only do we believe in brewing the best beer through our state-of-the-art facility, we are just as committed to maintaining and improving our environment," said Dusty Wyant, vice president and general manager of Aviator Ales.
   WCRC promotes recycling, reuse, and waste reduction, with current programs such as battery recycling, converting hospital use of disposables, encouraging the use of unbleached paper products, and efforts to create a bottle-washing facility in Washington.
   Aviator estimates that 1.2 million bottles of Aviator Ale brands will be consumed in this state during the next year.
   The Aviator brewery is located at 14655 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, just north of the Fire District Headquarters on 144th Avenue NE.