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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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Furnishing GM’s Space with Reclaimed Waste
Come on in and take a seat on our pallet furniture. Rest your coffee mug on a table we made from an old engine. Across our operations, a few of our buildings are teaming up to reclaim GM’s manufacturing scrap and using it to spruce up conference rooms, lobbies and more. Industrial modern décor and reclaimed wood are design cues that...
Feb 10, 2016 2:35 PM ET
GM Steps up Recycling with Mexico Shoe Sole Project
At our Toluca, Mexico facilities, our team works closely with resource management suppliers to find higher uses for their byproducts, such as turning polystyrene foam packaging into footwear. We take the material to a warehouse where it is baled and sent to be crushed and densified into pellets. Those pellets are combined with other polymers to create shoe soles. Thanks to this...
Dec 16, 2015 3:15 PM ET
Shoe Soles and Rag Washing Helps Drive GM Global Zero Waste Progress
DETROIT, December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Making shoe soles and washing solvent-drenched rags instead of discarding disposables are two ways General Motors is approaching its ...
Dec 16, 2015 10:45 AM ET
GM Student Corps Intern LEAPs into Recycling Action to Improve Community
It was just chance that Tahmim Siddiquee was assigned to research recycling initiatives as part of his GM Student Corps internship this past summer. A resident of Hamtramck, Michigan all his life, Tahmim didn’t even know his hometown had a residential recycling program. That’s because, he says, “...
Nov 17, 2015 9:35 AM ET
4 Steps to a More Sustainable Supply Chain
GM’s purpose is to serve our customers and improve the communities in which we live and work. In order to achieve this, we need to think holistically and realistically about our impact and engage our entire value chain, including our supply chain. Therein lies huge opportunity. We work with 18,500 suppliers around the world and they in turn work with thousands of other suppliers...
Oct 9, 2015 10:40 AM ET