We don't send any of our factory waste to landfill, and haven't since 2009. Waste is recycled, reused or reclaimed as energy. Any unused packaging, for example, is recycled into rigid plastics, which are used to produce things like wheelie bins and benches.
We've worked to reduce the energy used to make a bag of KETTLE® Chips by 25% over the last ten years, and we want to cut this even further.
Water is precious, and it is rather important for growing potatoes - it's why they grow so well here in Britain. We have rain tanks installed for water harvesting, and in the last year alone have reduced our water consumption by the equivalent of over 3 full-sized swimming pools.
All the energy we use in our factory, office and warehouses comes from renewable sources. Even out on the farms, many of our Kettle Growers Group feed excess energy into the national grid through their windmills and solar panels.
It's probably no surprise that cooking potatoes produces heat. Rather than letting all that lovely energy go to waste, we recycle this heat to warm our staff facilities when it gets a bit nippy.
Any waste potatoes or crisps from the factory go to animal feed (as long as there are no meat products!). Norfolk pigs are big fans of KETTLE® Chips, we hear.
Our potatoes are 100% British, sourced locally wherever possible. In fact, over 90% of our potatoes come from within 35 miles of the factory.