Achieving zero landfill at an automotive plant

As manufacturers work towards begin greener and more sustainable, one automotive manufacturing plant has set an example by recycling 99.3% of all its ecess stell, plastic, wood, paper, glass, and other materials.

The remaining 0.7% of waste generated from the Subaru of Indiana Automtive manufacturing plant in Layfette, Indiana, USA, is shipped to the nearby city of Indianapolis to be burned to generate electricty.

To put this in perspective, a single American household produces more waste in a day than the plant did in four years.

While the story is from some time ago (2009), it is still worth looking at how a manufacturing company can become essentially waste free.

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