Toyota is committed to protecting the environment, conserving energy, and reducing waste. One way Toyota reduces waste is by using less packaging material.
For example, Toyota’s manufacturing facilities changed the material used to ship windshields. This new material is more compact, which means it weighs less, requires less energy to transport, and produces less waste.
Another way Toyota is reducing waste is by recycling used oil from stamping machines and putting it to use in blanking presses. The presses cut coils of steel into flat sheets. The steel sheets are washed with oil and then cut into even smaller flat pieces called “blanks.” By recycling the oil, Toyota has reduced its need to buy new oil by about 80%, or 7,000 gallons per year.
With this large commitment to reducing waste, recycling materials, and conserving energy, the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council has named 32 of Toyota’s facilities as “Zero Waste Businesses.”
Here at Lancaster Toyota, we are proud to be a part of such an environmentally-friendly business. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, come check out our lineup of Toyota Prius hybrids.