PepsiCo, which owns Walkers, is teaming up with start-up CCm Technologies to innovate carbon capture technology. This is reported by the farminguk.com internet portal.
The potato peelings left over from Walkers chips production at the Leicester (UK) plant will be turned into low-carbon fertilizers and then returned to the potato chip farms.
In 2021, special equipment will be installed at Walkers' production to begin widespread production of an organic supplement.
The measure is expected to cut carbon emissions from chips production by 70 percent.
David Wilkinson, PepsiCo Senior Director of Agriculture in Europe, said: “This innovation will help the entire food system play a role in the fight against climate change. This is just the beginning of an ambitious journey, we are delighted to test the fertilizer on a larger scale and unleash its full potential. "
The initiative is part of the broader PepsiCo agricultural program, which previously helped UK growers cut their water use and carbon emissions by 50%.