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GM Waste Reduction

Updates on how GM is reusing and recycling waste throughout its operations.

For more information on GM’s commitment to waste reduction, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

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Getting Back on the Landfill-Free List
General Motors’ expectations for a landfill-free facility are structured and strict, with sites removed from the list if even a small load goes into the ground. When that happens, both the local teams and global waste experts collaborate to find solutions. GM’s manufacturing plant in Cairo, Egypt lost its certification in 2015, but worked hard to get reinstated. As of this summer, the...
Oct 20, 2016 4:30 PM ET
As Seen on The Guardian: Turning Trash into Energy Makes Good Business Sense
Many people probably don’t think their local landfills are more than a final resting place for waste. But companies like Apple and General Motors are using them as a source of renewable energy that reduces their costs and impact on the environment....
Sep 7, 2016 3:55 PM ET
GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece
DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic...
Aug 24, 2016 12:05 PM ET
Capturing Rainwater Will Save GM Plant Millions of Dollars
A new project to capture stormwater at GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly – home of the Chevrolet Volt – is slated to save the plant nearly $2 million every year. The initiative, two years in the making, now allows the plant to reuse rainwater for manufacturing processes throughout the 4 million square foot facility. “Sustainability is a...
Aug 10, 2016 11:35 AM ET
Recycling Water Bottles Will Never Go Out of Style
When the actress Emma Watson stepped onto the red carpet in a gown made of repurposed water bottles at the Met Gala in early May, she established both the versatility and the durability of a new...
Jun 1, 2016 2:35 PM ET