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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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Mississippi River Tires to Become GM Car Parts
Today is America Recycles Day – an opportunity to celebrate recycling in the United States. GM knows recycling is good business and enjoys turning waste streams into revenue streams daily. Its vision is a future where cars are built without waste. Momentum is strong with ...
Nov 15, 2016 12:25 PM ET
The Future of Sustainable Design
The next step in sustainable production is the circular economy, says Eco-Chick.com founder and editor Starre Vartan. That means leaving behind today’s make, use, dispose model to create products transparently and with less impact. Such products will be built to last, but can be transformed, recovered or even used to improve the environment at the end of their life. ...
Nov 14, 2016 4:15 PM ET
As Seen on The Guardian: Tiny Houses and Other Little Matters Prove Less is More for the Environment
Little things mean a lot for the Earth. To that end, some people are opting for ...
Nov 14, 2016 11:35 AM ET
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

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