The realities of climate change and the economic impact of Covid-19 have made the topic of sustainability even more important. But what exactly does sustainability even mean for the mezcal industry? Over the years we have written about the topic of sustainability but we thought it would be a good idea to put them all in one place for easy reference. While some of these pieces date back to 2013, they are no less relevant or dated. The same issues remain and in fact are of even greater concern given the demand for mezcal around the world.
From agave cultivation to waste by-products, to the impact on natural resources and the economics for the communities that make mezcal, the question of how to be sustainable is one that needs to be answered. We are looking forward to diving deeper into the topics we have explored in the past to really understand the current impact of mezcal production on the environment, economy and people.
The Economic Factor
The Brand Response
For a complete list of Mezcalistas’ articles that reference sustainability, check here.
Also too, some recommended books on the topic of sustainability: