Honda has incorporated several new activities to reduce CO2 emissions, cut back waste output and conserve natural resources in the last year.

Honda has incorporated several new activities to reduce CO2 emissions, cut back waste output and conserve natural resources in the last year.

The company recently released its 2010 North American Environmental Report. S

everal of those initiatives have been implemented locally, according to Honda spokesman Ron Lietzke.

"Honda is continuing to reduce the environmental impact of its operations in Ohio," Lietzke said. "This includes the startup of an on-site parts consolidation center at the Marysville Auto Plant earlier this year that has significantly reduced supplier parts shipments, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions by an estimated 1,200 metric tons annually."

Other major energy-saving projects included the replacement of central steam at the Marys-ville plant with more efficient systems; improving the use of compressed air and replacing it with efficient blowers when possible, and expanding real-time power metering at the East Liberty Auto Plant to identify where equipment can be turned off when not need, according to Lietzke.

More information on Honda's manufacturing operations in Ohio can be found online at www. ohio.honda.com