TodayApril 17, 2022

Subura of Indiana (SIA) zero landfill

Subaru loves to recycle

Lou Ann Hammond visit’s Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc, the only manufacturing plant in the United States that is zero landfills. 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 don’t. At a cost to Subaru, they take the waste to Covanta Energy, whereby Covanta extracts the BTU waste and produces energy. That’s right; Subaru pays Covanta to create electricity for the city of Indianapolis.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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