To say that Subaru is a green car maker is a bit of a stretch since the brand is not entirely famous for manufacturing electric cars and in fact has launched only one hybrid model thus far. Subaru, however, is the leading car manufacturer when it comes to green manufacturing practices. For over a decade now, Subaru has been building cars with zero landfills. Such a feat is what other big car companies hope to emulate.
These efforts began in 2004, back when Subaru’s Indiana plant began rolling out thousands of cars with minimal waste. This was the first manufacturing facility nationwide to achieve zero-landfill status. To manage and reduce waste, Subaru kept track of materials by means of bar-coded containers, which are then weighed and tabulated to keep tabs on the amount of waste produced at each assembly station.