Frito Lay Goes Green! #fritolaygreen

Frito Lay is doing more to make them your favorite go to chip. They are going green! At their Casa Grande plant, they have 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.

* All Frito Lay facilities reuse 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 are 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. Our 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”.

Little changes like sending all potato peels and corn husks to livestock farmers add up in making Frito Lay a company on the leading edge of going green.

Besides being able to share the ways that Frito Lay is going green, I also got a chance to try out some of the chips. I received Classic Lays, Tostido’s with a hint of lime, Sun Chips in Garden Salsa, and Sun Chips in Harvest Cheddar. All came in a reusable Frito Lay bag.

We have all had the classic Lays and they are just as good as always. The perfect amount of salt and you can tell that these chips come from fresh potatoes.

While I love Tostido’s, I have no had a chance to try them with lime. These were incredible with just some simple salsa for dip. The perfect blend of salt and tart with the lime, each chip was crisp.

We have not had a chance to try the Sun Chips yet but I am looking forward to them both. Besides being one of my favorite chips, Sun Chips were the first chip to come in a 100% compostable bag.

Are you looking for more ways to go green with your own family? Be sure to add Frito Lay to your shopping list and support them as they sustain and conserve.

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