Yokohoma have achieved “zero emissions” at its passenger car and bus tyres plant in Thailand.
This equates to less than one percent of its total waste being subject to direct landfill disposal, according to the Japanese tyres manufacturer.
Yokohama revealed the result after it conducted on-site investigations of all contractors commissioned to dispose of waste from the plant, confirming the zero-emissions result.
For the past three years Yokohama in Thailand has made a concerted effort to achieve zero emissions, target establishing targets for landfill disposal and making those targets stricter every year.
Specifically, while strengthening activities to reduce waste, including reducing scrap in the production process and recycling pallets and containers, the plant has endeavoured to separate materials more precisely to increase recycling rates.
Hereafter, the plant will further strengthen its efforts with the aim of achieving the even higher target of “complete zero emissions” – no landfill disposal.
Domestically, since March 2006, “complete zero emissions” have been maintained at all eight production sites.