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March 2007
Toyota announces zero waste to landfill

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. announced its Think Green! program, which achieves a high recycling rate and zero waste to landfill at TMS headquarters.

"Think Green! reduces the impact TMS headquarters has on the environment by creating resources from waste," said Bob Pitts, TMS group vice president of administrative services.

With more than 5,000 employees, business partners and visitors in 15 buildings on the TMS headquarters campus each day, it has become important to find new ways to reduce and recycle waste. Think Green! enables TMS to divert waste from landfills and avoid the emission of approximately 1,000 tons of green house gases each year.

Through a comprehensive campus-wide recycling program and further waste sorting at CR&R Waste and Recycling Services' material recovery facility, TMS now achieves a recycling rate of 80 percent. Remaining material is utilized as fuel to produce electrical energy.

In the first three quarters of 2006, TMS diverted 615 tons of materials from landfill. By January 2007, TMS reached a new milestone of zero waste to landfill.

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