At Subaru's giant automotive plant in Lafayette, Ind., there's one subject that everyone, from assembly-line worker to corporate exec, loves to discuss: garbage. "We'll talk trash all day," admitted Denise Coogan, Subaru's manager of safety and environmental compliance. It's no wonder that refuse is such a hot topic here. In May of 2004 (an anniversary marked every year with great pride and lots of hoopla), Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Subaru's only plant in the U.S., became the first automaker in the country to achieve "zero-landfill" status — meaning it sends no waste to a landfill.
– Andrea Kahn, Custom Publishing Writer