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How are we reducing waste?

 

Use less and waste less! This is our mission to help us create the ultimate eco-car that has no impact on the environment. To waste less, we are following two main policies: Zero Waste to Landfill and Zero Waste to Incineration.

All our manufacturing plants in Europe have made huge efforts to reduce the waste they are sending to landfill and incineration. For example, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has always been a plant with zero waste to landfill, but since 2007 it is successfully reclaiming 100% of its waste.

Since 2001, waste is carefully being either reused, recycled or recovered. Industrial oils and paint thinners are collected for reuse or regeneration; steel and aluminium make new raw materials; wood, cardboard and plastic wrappings are being recycled; the small amount of waste that is left is used as an alternative fuel source.