Bridgestone recognized for zero waste to landfill

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Bridgestone’s passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina, USA, was recently recognized for its achievements in sustainable manufacturing.

The plant received the 2015 Project of the Year award from Environmental Leader, a publication that keeps businesses informed about environmental and sustainability news. The Bridgestone Wilson tire plant was the first in the world to receive zero waste to landfill claim validation from Underwriters Laboratories.

“Conducting operations in the most responsible and sustainable ways is vital to business today and reflects our company’s environmental mission to ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations,” said Jim Lehman, director of environmental affairs, Bridgestone Americas.

“Reaching and maintaining zero waste to landfill at our Wilson tire plant — our largest passenger tire facility in the Americas — is one of our proudest accomplishments at Bridgestone, and we are honored that the esteemed panelists recognized our ongoing commitment to sustainable manufacturing with this award.”

The panel of award reviewers for the Environmental Leader program acknowledged the difficulty of meeting waste diversion and reduction goals in a tire manufacturing environment, particularly for a facility with a footprint as large as the Bridgestone Wilson tire plant.

April 15, 2015

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