Subaru's zero-waste factory wins EPA award

The environmentally clever zero landfill Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) plant in Lafayette, Indiana won the Gold Achievement Award last week from the EPA. The award "honors the top achiever among more than 100 new participants in the agency's Waste Wise program," according to the local newspaper the Journal and Courier. The plant has made reusing and recycling part of the culture at the plant, said SIA senior VP Tom Easterday.

The day the EPA handed SIA the award, SIA announced a partnership with Interface, Inc, an Atlanta-based company that manufactures environmentally responsible floor coverings and other textiles. Subaru is leasing 100 Outback Limited Wagon 2.5i vehicles (which are made in Lafayette) to Interface. The two companies then sponsor the Global ReLeaf program (by American Forests) which will plant trees to eliminate carbon emissions.

[Source: Journal & Courier / Max Showalter; hat tip to Mike]

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