Making Potato Chips — A Numbers Game

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:13am

CNN Money recently took a tour through an environmentally-friendly potato chip plant run by PepsiCo., where they make a wide variety of chips, including Lay's, Ruffles, Doritos, and more. Despite processing 21,500 pounds of potatoes per hour, the plant is still striving to become more sustainable. Using new technology, the company is able to save 14 million gallons of water a year on its potato-washing process alone.

And next time you sit down on the couch and just happen to eat a whole bag of potato chips, just remember that you just crunched down on four whole pounds of spuds.

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