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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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How Refreshing: GM Suppliers Give New Life to Recycled Water Bottles
More than half a million water bottles from five General Motors facilities are getting a second life as the company seeks out more sustainable ways to manufacture products and contribute to communities. What started as an idea about five years ago has...
Apr 25, 2016 12:15 PM ET
GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part
DETROIT, April 12, 2016  /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan...
Apr 12, 2016 3:55 PM ET
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