Walt Disney Plans To Halve Its Emissions By 2012
The new report includes a set of strategic environmental goals and three-to-five-year goals to reduce emissions, waste, electricity and fuel use, as well as its impact on water and ecosystems.
In 2006, the company emitted about 566,000 tons of direct GHG emissions. By 2012, Disney plans to achieve 50 percent of its long-term goal of zero net direct GHG emissions through a combination of reductions, efficiencies and offsets.
In 2006, Disney diverted 128,000 tons of waste from landfill. By 2013, the company plans to decrease solid waste to landfill to half of 2006 baseline levels and increase the percentage of purchases that include post-consumer recycled material.
Earlier this year, Disneyland Resort started using recycled cooking oil to power its Disneyland Railroad steam trains, which is expected to save the resort about 200,000 gallons of petroleum diesel per year.
In 2007, Disneyland said it has made a number of green changes that saved the park $60 million over the previous 10 years.
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