February 13, 2007

Nissan plant named Tennessee Recycler of the Year

Nashville, Tennessee – Nissan North America’s (NNA) powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee has been named Tennessee Recycler of the Year for 2006 in the business category by Tennessee Recycling Coalition. The award is presented to a business that practices outstanding leadership and waste prevention in its field or region.

The plant has a comprehensive recycling program: in 2006, it diverted over 1,100 tons of waste from landfill, recycled over 8,700 tons of scrap metal used in the manufacture of engine, and recycled 94 per cent of the waste materials generated. A panel of judges representing state and local environmental organizations selected the winner.

In 2006, Nissan also received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star award for energy-efficient operations at its Smyrna and Canton plants, and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry Award for outstanding environmental accomplishments in hazardous waste management, and an Achievement Certificate for successful recycling and waste reduction.

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