Ford Oakville Plant Achieves Year of Zero Landfill Waste

Ford Oakville Plant Achieves Year of Zero Landfill Waste

This year Ford’s Oakville Assembly plant became the first assembly plant in North America to send zero waste to the landfill. This means all waste in the factory was reused and recycled, and absolutely none was thrown away to be taken away to a landfill. This is part of Ford’s deep commitment to sustainability and the steps they have taken to reduce the amount of waste generated from the production of their vehicles.

The Oakville assembly plant has been able to use less water, less packaging and less energy. Items are reused such as the specially moulded plastic containers that are used to store items. Furthermore, all traces of wooden pallets, cardboard and paper waste are recycled within the plant. This has allowed Ford to save 5000 cubic metres of landfill space, the same amount of waste that a town of 5000 people would be able to produce in a year. This has been a step in the direction of the goal that Ford has set to reduce their global waste to landfill by 40% until 2016.

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