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PepsiCo UK is working with its transport partner Pollock (Scotrans) to replace diesel with hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and power more than one million miles of HGV journeys.

With an aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its UK supply chain by 1,200 tonnes each year, the food and drinks manufacturer said HVO will be used in lorries travelling between the Quaker Oats mill in Cupar, Scotland and Leicester.

In addition, PepsiCo is also introducing electric vehicles to move the 40,000 pallets of crisps around its distribution centre in Leicester.

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Since 2017, all of its manufacturing sites have used 100% renewable electricity, with waste from producing Walkers crisps being used to make animal feed and biofuel, as well as fuelling the company’s anaerobic digester.

It has a goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2040.

Simon Devaney, sustainability director, PepsiCo UK & Ireland, said: “Using alternative fuels across our manufacturing and logistics operation is one key component in our plan to reduce our emissions footprint.

“The work in this area is never done, and we’re constantly exploring every possible solution to reduce our impact on the planet.”