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Ford Reduces Waste to Landfill by 49 Percent in North America

Article-Ford Reduces Waste to Landfill by 49 Percent in North America

Ford Motor Co. said it has reduced its waste sent to landfills by 49 percent in North America and 44 percent globally since 2007.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based vehicle manufacturer said in a news release it plans to further reduce waste it sends to landfills by 10 percent per vehicle at the end of the year. If successful, Ford would be generating about 20 pounds of waste per vehicle globally, or about the weight of one tire. The company said it is exploring technologies such as using paint solids to generate energy to help reduce its landfill waste.

On a per-vehicle basis, waste to landfills dropped 47 percent between 2011 and 2007 in North America and 39 percent globally.

"Reducing waste to landfills is one of our top environmental priorities, and we continue to challenge our teams to identify and implement innovative solutions," said Andy Hobbs, director of Ford's Environmental Quality Office.


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