Heinz Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

Heinz Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

H.J. Heinz Co. plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent within about 7 years.

Chief Executive Bill Johnson says Heinz is finding new ways to reduce its environmental impact, which includes converting potato peels into biofuel and reducing packaging by 15 percent.

Heinz says it will cut energy consumption and reduce waste through increased recycling.

At its plant in Ontario, Ore., Heinz is working to convert potato peels into biofuel. The company plans to distribute and sell that fuel through a central natural gas pipeline.

It also plans to treat and recycle 90 percent of the water used for daily potato production at the same plant, which could save a billion gallons of water per year.

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