Lou Ann Hammond visit’s Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc, the only manufacturing plant in the United States that is zero landfill. You know that can of garbage in front of your yard every week. The one the garbage man takes to a landfill every week? That garbage can full of trash is more garbage than Subaru sends to a landfill every year.
Even with all the reducing, reusing and recycling there is a small amount of leftover waste in the manufacturing plant. Subaru could take that to the landfill and still have hero status, but they dont. At a cost to Subaru, they take the waste to Covanta Energy, whereby Covanta extracts the BTU waste and produces energy. Thats right; Subaru pays Covanta to create electricity for the city of Indianapolis.