Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Celebrate the "Greening" of Frito-Lay's Casa Grande Plant ~#fritolaygreen
Frito-Lay is working to minimize its impact on the environment. As a member of the Frito-Lay fan program, I was among the first to learn about some exciting news: Frito-Lay’s manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona is 75% Near Net Zero! You may be wondering what ‘near net zero’ is… It means that the facility now operates mostly on renewable energy and recycled water while producing nearly zero waste.
At the Casa Grande plant, they’ve implemented technologies to recycle water, generate electricity and steam from renewable energy sources, achieved LEED certification and succeeded in sending nearly zero waste to the landfill. At all of thier facilities, they reuse thier shipping cartons up to six times before recycling them to help reduce waste. All Frito-Lay manufacturing plants are striving to divert at least 99% of waste from landfills. Frito-Lay added 1,200+ fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its fleet along with converting 650 sales cars to hybrid vehicles to help reduce emissions.
Now, they’re even using all electric route delivery trucks in some of our metropolitan markets.·
For more than a decade, Frito-Lay North America has been committed to reducing the use of key major resources and the company’s overall environmental footprint, with the goal of: reducing water use by 75%; natural gas by 50%; electricity by 45% and fuel by 50% - all by 2020.
The environmental sustainability milestones at the Casa Grande plant are certainly helping us make progress on these goals.
Through the “Near Net Zero” project, Frito-Lay has gone further than any other U.S. food manufacturer in taking a production facility nearly “off the grid”.
I encourage you learn more about the Casa Grande plant and Frito-Lay’s groundbreaking sustainability efforts here
Disclosure~ I recieved a Frito-Lay snack pack, including three favorite Frito-Lay snacks made at the plant: Lay’s Classic potato chips, Tostitos Restaurant Style with a Hint of Lime tortilla chips and a bag of SunChips snacks – along with a reusable Frito-Lay grocery bag made from recycled material. in exchange for my review to celebrate the “greening” of the Casa Grande plant!