Honda succeeds at slashing waste at its U.S. manufacturing plants  Businesses around the world are increasingly working to boost efficiency by overhauling their strategic sourcing and achieving business cost reductions. One of the most effective ways to do that is to add green production lines, and Honda is leading the industry as it streamlines its U.S. manufacturing plants, according to a published report.

The Birmingham News reports that Honda recently announced it has achieved a goal it has been working at for the better part of the decade. Honda said it has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill at 10 of its 14 North American manufacturing plants, meaning that those facilities are no longer sending waste to local landfills. The remaining four plants are operating with "virtually zero" waste, according to officials.

The first Honda plant that met the company's designation as producing no waste is its Lincoln, Alabama outfit, which accomplished the goal back in 2001, according to the news provider. It was followed by plants throughout the U.S., including one in Greensburg, Indiana, which achieved the designation in 2008.

Honda has progressively reduced the amount of waste it produces over the past 10 years. In 2001 it generated around 63 pounds of waste for every automobile it produced, but in the current fiscal year 2012 it only creates about 1.8 pounds per car manufactured.
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