Yokohama Salem plant is honored for zero landfill achievement

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Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) has received two awards for outstanding achievements in sustainable manufacturing: the Environmental Excellence Gold Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association; and the bronze Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

The Environmental Excellence Gold Award recognizes YTMV for its demonstrated commitment to pollution prevention and elimination or reduction in waste, maintaining continued perfect compliance with industrial waste water and pretreatment standards.

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award recognizes the zero landfill operation project completed by YTMV in 2015, and honors conservation leaders who have made significant contributions in four categories: sustainability, environmental project, land conservation, and implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.

The Salem, Virginia, facility began implementing changes in 2013, and in just two years it had reduced the landfill waste output from all waste generated to 2%, and finally to zero by September 2015.

May 12, 2016

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