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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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A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Company Landfill-Free
Businesses generate billions of tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Much of it gets dumped in landfills, which become hubs for wasted resources and greenhouse gases....
May 23, 2016 1:15 PM ET
Big Companies Turn Trash to Treasure in the Circular Economy
To understand the circular economy, think of the old saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Only imagine that idea scaled up – way up – to apply to big businesses. When taking part in the circular economy, large companies use leftover materials and byproducts from their own manufacturing – or from other businesses, obtained in a process called “materials matching”. Thanks...
May 2, 2016 11:45 AM ET
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

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