Budweiser and Hennessy Makers Are Donating Tons of Booze to Make Hand Sanitizer

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo are teaming up to donate over 2 million liters of ethanol, the kind of alcohol you drink, to make disinfectants as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck daily life.

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On Monday, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo, the makers of Budweiser beer and Hennessy cognac, respectively, joined forces to donate millions of liters of alcohol — or over 700 tons — around the world for crafting disinfectants and hand sanitizers.

Commercial sanitizers have become rare, valuable commodities during the coronavirus pandemic — especially in the US, where Americans continue to panic-buy and hoard supplies in preparation for the viral outbreak to get worse. 

“This is the quickest and most effective way for us to meet the surging demand for hand sanitizer around the world,” Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Ivan Menezes said in a...

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