Toyota to deforest and flatten mountains to build a hybrid car facility

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  1. Nutcrusher

    Nutcrusher Decepticon

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    Total hypocrisy. It makes this ad even more disgusting.
    YouTube - 2010 Toyota Prius "Harmony" TV Commercial

    Toyota Making Green Cars May Mean Destroying Japan Rice Paddies - Bloomberg.com
     
  2. Foster

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    Hey, their stock is up. Nice!
     
  3. Cheetatron

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    lulz but couldn't they have just used abandoned space like the one old IBM complex out in arizona or any number of titan missle bases looking for new owners?
     
  4. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    Oh Fujio, you old troll you!
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    A very unnecessary sacrifice on Toyota's part.

    I hope they lose customers to this.
     
  6. on_a_warpath

    on_a_warpath OAW 2010

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    Toyota, you have just failed. Epically.
     
  7. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    They're making Mother Nature piss her pant-suit.
     
  8. trump

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    This is the best news I've heard all day. I hope the hybrid fad dies after they get this sucker built, so it's shut down. That would be hysterically awesome.

    I do wonder what they're going to do with all that cedar, though. It would be pretty cool to build something out of that.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Bah, it's time nature learnt to bend over and take it. Are we the dominant lifeform on this planet or what?
     
  10. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I'm having trouble here. Can you show me on a map where to find Arizona, Japan? Thanks.
     
  11. lars573

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    ^:lol  And Japan takes another step closer to becoming a eperopolis.
     
  12. Belgrath

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    Dear Toyota:

    Are you serious?! :crazy: 
     
  13. Greyryder

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    Because building the Prius wasn't evironmentally destructive enough....
     
  14. Hiraga

    Hiraga BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL

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    Good. Damn trees.
     
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    wow well that awesome. On top of that, when they have to mine for the nickle thats in the batteries, which is very harmful for the enviroment
     
  16. Nutcrusher

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    I bet Toyota knows where Arizona, US is. And I bet they won't find engineers who would overwork themselves to death here, either.
     
  17. mineraljane

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    Yeah, they're total hypocrites.

    I mean, they operate something like 12 automotive plants within the United States and have reached a point where they contribute essentially nothing to landfills. (95% of their waste is either recycled or reused.) At their plant in Georgetown, KY they operate a huge compost which they end up using to fertilize the growth of vegetables for local pantries. At that same plant, they also reuse the industrial waste water and rainwater that flows off of the roof and parking lots, filtering it in the process. They use re-usable containers for parts shipped to the plants; when the parts are unloaded, they stack up the now empty containers back into the truck for a return trip to be re-filled. They even do small things like use water-based primers on bumpers to reduce the release of hazardous materials and substitute materials like soybeans for petroleum based products in their car seats. The list goes on.

    You're right, though. Total hypocrites.
     
  18. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Those bastards!!!
     
  19. Nutcrusher

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    They're not the only ones. GM also has(had?) 43 landfill-free plants and many other large corporations do it too.

    But the fact is, building an industrial complex where there was none, especially if it requires removal of trees and landscape, and potentially threatening endangered species, is just mind boggling from a company that flaunts its "green" connotations. They should know better.
     
  20. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Being green has a major component of balance as well though. If you cannot do anything that is "bad" for the environment then it is hard to do anything good.

    If the cost to gain ratio is too high, then it's not worth is. However if this factory/laboratory can save more energy or reduce carbon emmisions more than the amount of carbon sequestering that the field would produce then surely it is worth is as far as the environment is concerned.
     

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