Our Steps to Minimize Waste



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Began reusing and recycling our shipping cartons. (1939)
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Built headquarters facility in Plano, TX. Committed to maintain 39 acres with organic fertilizer and preserve the remaining 249 acres in its natural state. (1985)


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Green Teams of employees assembled to ensure a high level of environmental compliance and awareness at each plant. (1993)


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Eliminated 150 square miles of packaging by reducing the film we use by 10% from 2002-2007. That’s enough to cover more than 72,000 football fields. (2002)


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Our Rochester, NY distribution center was certified at the LEED Gold level, one of only 50 in the country at the time. (2005)


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Improved the performance of our bags to extend the shelf life, enabling us to save 5 million pounds of packaging and product each year. (2005)


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Our plant in Jonesboro, AR is named to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program for its superior commitment to continuous environmental improvement. Since 2007, seven other facilities have earned the Performance Track distinction. (2007)


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Successfully tested a package made partially from renewable materials as a first step to a fully compostable bag. (2007)


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Achieved 96.8% shipping carton reuse rate – nearly 97 of every 100 cartons used to ship our products is brought back to be used again. We reuse each shipping cartons an average of five times before recycling it, an effort that now saves 5 million trees every year. (2008)


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Earned the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s certification on our Miss Vickie’s brand’s paper packaging guaranteeing that our paper is sourced from sustainable forests that help fight deforestation. (2008)


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The temporary in-store displays holding our bags are now made from 90% recycled material. (2008)


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28

Began piloting a “zero landfill” program in 4 plants with the goal of reducing waste to less than 1%. (2008)


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Launched the LEED Certification Challenge at our Headquarters in Plano, TX. Employees helped save energy and eliminate waste to earn points toward LEED certification for our Headquarters building. We hope to finalize the certification by Summer 2009. (2008)


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34

All Frito-Lay plants are currently working toward “zero landfill” with the goal of diverting at least 99% of waste from landfills. (2009)


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Began piloting a program to encourage and equip employees to adopt “personal sustainability practices.” (2009)


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Expect to receive LEED certification for our Headquarters building. (2009)


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We will continue working to find more opportunities to utilize renewable energy, reduce our water usage, and eliminate waste. (TBD)


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We will continue developing the technology to enable all of our packaging to utilize renewable materials. (TBD)


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We intend to eventually make all of our packaging fully compostable. (TBD)


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