PITTSBURGH (AP) -- H.J. Heinz Co. says it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2015.
CEO Bill Johnson says Heinz is finding new ways to reduce its environmental impact, including using potato peels for energy and using smaller packaging.
To reach its goal, Heinz says it will cut energy consumption through improved efficiency, reduce water use, reduce waste through increased recycling, among other things.
At its plant in Ontario, Ore., Heinz is working to convert potato peels into biofuel. Heinz expects the project to generate enough energy to heat 4,000 Oregon homes for a winter.
And in Dundalk, Ireland, Heinz says it's already recycling 95 percent of the plastic and 99 plastic of the cardboard, wood and steel it uses.