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Calculating the carbon footprint of a packet of Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps

walkersTo measure Walkers' carbon footprint, the Carbon Trust, on our behalf, has calculated the carbon footprint of a standard packet of Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps by:

  • Drawing up a map of the key stages in our supply chain - from sowing potato and sunflower seeds, to getting the crisps on the shelves, to finally disposing of the packet.

  • Looking at the energy consumption directly involved in each of these stages, and converting this into the resulting amount of carbon emissions.

  • Adding up the carbon emissions from each of these stages to get the calculated value.

The final carbon footprint calculation is 75g.

The flow-chart on this page shows exactly what percentage of our carbon footprint is expended at each stage:

1: Our raw materials: Potatoes, sunflowers and seasoning
2: Manufacture: Producing crisps from potatoes
3: Packaging our crisps
4: Distribution: Bringing our crisps to you
5: Disposal of the empty packs

Of course, this calculation is only based on current operations and available data. As new information comes to light and we continue to improve our environmental performance

Source: www.walkerscarbonfootprint.co.uk

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