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Ford recycling program reaches milestone

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DEARBORN (WKZO) -- Ford Motor Company has been working on reducing waste from plants going to landfills and has achieved a major goal at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant.  The automaker says it is the first plant to have zero waste going to area landfills.

Approximately ten tons worth of fabric filters material is being recycled.  The automaker has a goal of reducing the amount of waste sent to a landfill to just 13.4-pounds per vehicle by 2016.

Ford says its program has financial benefits with 225-million dollars generated through recycling scrap metal at plants in the United States and Canada in 2012.