09 Oct '11, 12am

Near Net Zero Reached at Frito-Lay Plant : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant. This week, after reaching its sustainable goals, the company unveiled changes to the Casa Grande, Arizona plant, a 188,000-square foot building on 202 acres of land, and the first food plant to achieve LEED Existing Building Gold Certification. Though I'm no fan of Cheetos and other fat-, salt- and sugar-laden snacks , this provides a model transformation that shows what can-and should--be done to create a significant impact if more existing buildings made the commitment. The facility now generates two-thirds of its energy from renewable sources in an effort to reduce 50% in greenhouse gases, recycle 75% of the water and reduce the natural gas use by 80%. Frito-Lay installed five solar arrays, a biomass boiler and other technologies to reduce the site...

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Near Net Zero Reached at Frito-Lay Plant

treehugger.com 09 Oct '11, 12am

Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant...

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Membrane Bio Reactor with Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis recovers/recycles up to 75% of the water at the manufacturing plant...

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