07 Oct '11, 4pm

“Near Net Zero” at Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande Facility in Arizona: Despite environmentalist's love for salty snac...

“Near Net Zero” at Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande Facility in Arizona: Despite environmentalist's love for salty snac...

Despite environmentalist's love for salty snacks, many food manufacturers do not "go green." Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande facility plant in Arizona, PepsiCo’s North America division, is a different story. The firm launched an ambitious sustainability project, the "near net zero" effort that took a production facility "off the grid," running primarily on renewable energy sources and recycled water, while producing nearly zero landfill waste. Food manufacturers and other businesses rely on key natural resources -- water, fuel and gas -- whose scarcity will affect everyone. Frito-Lay developed strategies to ensure sustainable business practices, even in the Arizona desert, where there are severe constraints on these resources. “We made significant investment in our renewable-energy technology. In the summer, we installed a large-scale biomass boiler, using wood waste and agricultu...

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environmentalleader.com 05 Oct '11, 9am

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greenbiz.com 06 Oct '11, 4am

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