Subaru and the Environment, Utah Landscape

Subaru Environmentally Friendly Production Plant

SIA Manufacturing FacilitySubaru of America is dedicated to becoming one with the environment, which is why they have partnered up with other earth-friendly organizations that are dedicated to preserving our planet. From creating highly fuel efficient and green PZEV vehicles to an entire wildlife habitat in the backyard of the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Manufacturing Plant, Subaru of America is sharing the Love that makes a Subaru vehicle, a Subaru. Search Nate Wade Subaru's Salt Lake City New Car Inventory for PZEV vehicles as well as our Pre-Owned Inventory for PZEV and LEVII cars & SUV's.

"Zero Landfill" Automotive Production Facility

The Subaru of Indiana Automotive Manufacturing Plant (SIA) currently produces less waste than a single family household each month. In fact, on May 4th, 2004 SIA became the first U.S. Manufacturing Facility to reach zero landfill status. The entire Subaru manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana successfully recycles 99.3% of its excess/leftover steel, plastic, wood, paper, glass, and other materials. The remaining 0.7% is shipped to the city of Indianapolis and incinerated in a waste-to-electricity power plant.

  • In 1994, SIA was also the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. to be smoke free.
  • In 1998, SIA was the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. to be ISO 14001 Certified.
  • In 2002, SIA became the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. with an on-site solvent recovery system that produces dry still bottoms.
  • In 2003, SIA became the first U.S. automotive assembly plant to be designated a wildlife habitat. Deer, coyotes, beavers, blue herons, geese, and other animals live there in peaceful coexistence with the Subaru plant. It's our commitment to leave as small a footprint as possible, delivering real-world benefits that everyone can enjoy.
  • In 2004, SIA became the first U.S. manufacturing facility to reach zero landfill status.
  • In 2006, SIA was awarded the U.S. EPA's Gold Achievement Award as a top achiever in the agency's WasteWise program to reduce waste and improve recycling.

SIA's Commitment to Recycling

SIA ducks in environmentRecycling is not the initial goal. Recycling requires energy, fuel, and manpower. By first reducing, SIA not only saves time and money, but they also decrease the dependence on fuel to transport our recyclables to companies that can use their waste products. Less transportation of waste means fewer greenhouse gases emitted by vehicles. Since 2000, SIA has reduced the amount of waste per vehicle produced by 46%.

SIA ReuseIf they can reuse something that would normally be recycled, they will reuse it. As an example, Styrofoam and plastic carriers that suspend and protect camshafts during shipment are reused. SIA's goal is to reuse their camshaft carriers a minimum of five times before recycling them. After the camshaft is fitted on to one of our horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engines, they place the camshaft carrier, along with other forms of packaging on trailers that are returned to suppliers. Metal crates, plastic tubs, Styrofoam and plastics from throughout SIA's manufacturing facility are all returned to various suppliers. In 2008, SIA's Engine Shop alone returned 2,122 tons of reusable packaging to vendors and suppliers.

SIA RecycleIn 2010, SIA recycled 25,164 tons of scrap metal, 1,378 tons of cardboard and paper and 75 tons of wood this equals:

  • 23,700 Mature Trees saved
  • 95,986,000 Kilowatt Hours of Electricity conserved
  • 55,400 Cubic Yards of Landfill Airspace not used
  • 637,000 Gallons of Oil saved
  • 33,000 Gallons of Gasoline not consumed
  • 9,642,000 Gallons of Water conserved

Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, Environment, Green

Check out the article from USA Today, the video from P. Allen Smith, as well as a great article from Lou Ann Hammond to see what Subaru is doing in the way of clean burning vehicles and a "Zero Landfill" manufacturing plant, to help preserve our planet for the generations to come.

Subaru SmartWayTM Cars & SUVs

Subaru PZEVSubaru of America is currently producing SmartWayTM vehicles to keep car and SUV emissions as low as possible. Subaru offers Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) certified Legacy, Outback, and Forester models that are available for sale anywhere in the U.S., including Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, UT. According to the EPA, Outback, Forester, and Legacy are among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the U.S. based on air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and overall fuel economy. By creating 90% cleaner emissions than the average new vehicle, PZEV Subaru vehicles sometimes have even lower emissions than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.

Nate Wade Subaru

1207 South Main St
Directions Salt Lake City, UT 84111

  • Sales: 801-658-9379
  • Service: 801-758-2854
  • Parts: 801-758-2899


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    • Sales: 801-658-9379
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