November 4, 2011


I know most of you don't know this, but I am a member of the Frito-Lay fan program. 

My family love Frito-Lay chips!  So when asked to be a member I jumped at the chance.  I was contacted not long ago, and told about the manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.  What is amazing about the Casa Grande facility is that they are produce almost no waste!
They use  a technology that recycles water, generate electricity and steam from renewable energy sources, and has achieved LEED certification and succeeded in sending nearly zero waste to the landfill.

At all their facilities they 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.

They even 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 their 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.  Their goal is to reduce their use of water by 75%; natural gas by 50%; electricity by 45% and fuel by 50% - all by 2020. 

So, after finding all of this out about the company, I wanted to share it with all of you.  They also sent me a Frito-Lay snack pack to try the chips they make in their Casa Grande facility.  I was expecting a snack pack in the mail, but what I got truly surprised me!  I received 4 full size bags of chips which included Lay’s Classic potato chips, Tostitos Restaurant Style with a Hint of Lime tortilla chips, a bag of SunChips in Harvest Cheddar, and a bag of SunChips in Garden Salsa.  I also received a reusable Frito-Lay grocery bag made from recycled material, which was pink!!!!!

This couldn't get any better.  I must say that I am now addicted to the SunChips in Garden Salsa!  All of the chips where great.  In fact we ate them all before I could even take a picture of my great snack pack!  I can give you a picture of my great grocery bag though.  I just can't tell you how much I love that it's pink!!!!


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