2030 Finance | January 12, 2017

Companies close in on zero waste to landfills

The team at


Climate Finance

Subaru’s U.S. manufacturing plant and two plants in Japan reuse nearly everything; they haven’t sent waste to local landfills in 20 years. All but three percent of components in Subaru cars can be recycled and reused. Is it a coincidence that Subaru has among the best profit margins the industry? Sierra Nevada diverts 99.8 percent of its waste, Microsoft 90 percent and Google 86 percent. Companies that divert waste from landfills save money and create jobs.

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