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Subaru's Indiana Plant

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Have any of you seen the commercials for Subaru's Indiana manufacturing plant? They claim that they have a zero-waste policy, and that they are located on a protected wildlife refuge.

 

My wife screamed 'greenwashing' at the TV when she saw that (and I'll admit I was pretty suspicious too) , but I found this post on EcoGeek from a year ago.Good job, Subaru!


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That's cool, and a start.  Now they just need to start making some environmentally friendly cars!

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so true!
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I think Subaru deserves a bit more credit than that.  I know this may seem like a bit of 'greenwashing', but they're doing far better than most companies:

 

Subaru Environment

 

Subarus are less fuel-efficient, simply because they only build all-wheel drive vehicles.  They end up being quite a bit heavier as a result, but the safety benefits and functionality in rain/snow/ice is important to many owners.

 

Also, since Toyota now owns 8.7 percent of Subaru, they're working together on future hybrid vehicles.  I'm sure there are big improvements to come.

 

Subaru and Toyota sharing engineers

 

Disclaimer:  yes...I drive a Subaru and it's been a fantastic car

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