As Environmentalists Warn About Water Scarcity, Pepsico Is Saving Water and Money

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As Environmentalists Warn About Water Scarcity, Pepsico Is Saving Water and Money

By Jason Margolis and Lauren Sommer

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:00am

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PepsiCo produces many types of beverages — including Gatorade — as well as several kinds of chips like Cheetos, Ruffles and Tostitos.

At a massive Gatorade facility in the city of Tolleson, Arizona, which is just outside of Phoenix, bottling lines fill up 600 containers per minute.

“We’re doing grape, we’re doing fruit punch, we’re doing lemon-lime,” says Tim Carey, who directs sustainability programs for PepsiCo Beverages in North America. 

Carey says the company started investing in water efficiency four years ago in water-scarce Arizona. Since then, they’ve seen a 24 percent improvement at the facility.

“That’s about a hundred million gallons of water every year that we do not use this year,” says Carey.

That translates into $1.5 million saved annually, music to the ears of Carey’s corporate bosses.

So, how did Pepsi do it? 

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Keywords: Environment | Climate Action | Corporate Social Responsibility | Life on Land | Pepsico | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Responsible Drinking | Responsible Production & Consumption | Sustainability | Water

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