15 Jul '11, 1pm

Honda

Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced today that 10 of its 14 North American manufacturing plants are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with "virtually zero" waste to landfill. The announcement marks a significant milestone on the company's "Green Factory" initiative. Honda has dramatically reduced the waste it sends to landfills - from 62.8 pounds in fiscal year 2001 to an estimated 1.8 pounds per automobile in the current fiscal year. Among all of its 14 plants in North America, Honda now sends less than one-half of 1% of operating waste to landfills. Remaining waste product is either recycled or used for energy recovery, the company says. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, in Lincoln, Ala., became the first zero-waste-to-landfill auto plant in North America at the outset of production in 2001. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, i...

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