Ford Motor Company’s Research & Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

Ford Motor Company’s Research & Engineering Center 720-acre, 34-building site in Dearborn, Michigan is now landfill-free.

What does that mean?

 

Ford has spent almost three-years identifying waste streams, categorizing them and finding solutions to avoid using landfills while not incurring additional cost to manage the waste. They have also trained employees about recycling.

The effort diverts 230,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually according to the company. The Research & Engineering Center joins thirty other Ford facilities that no longer send waste to landfills including all Canadian and Mexican manufacturing plants.

Additionally, Ford is making their vehicles more landfill-friendly cutting the amount of global waste sent to landfills by 50-percent per vehicle over the last five years.

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