GM Waste Reduction

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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General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally
DETROIT, February 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - General Motors today announced an expansion of its industry-leading landfill-free program as all of the company’s manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America now recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. With the addition of 27 newly certified facilities, General Motors has 142 manufacturing and non-manufacturing...
Feb 28, 2018 1:00 PM ET
GM Expands Composting Program at Its Global Headquarters
General Motors is taking its composting program – one of its most successful examples of circular economy – to a whole new level at its global headquarters located in the Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) in Detroit. What started as a compost collection program with select restaurants at the RENCEN has now expanded to include participation from all floors and occupants of the complex....
Feb 19, 2018 9:45 AM ET
Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project
GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the...
Dec 7, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Organizations Work to Reuse 2,500 Pounds of Scrap From Ohio River
A version of this report can be found on the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development website. Materials lacking end-of-life solutions don’t just end up in the landfill - some find their way into rivers and waterways, too. A group of company leaders, representatives from the Ohio...
Oct 18, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Texas A&M Students Create Building Envelope Designs from GM Manufacturing Scrap
General Motors thinks of waste as a resource out of place. To help make the zero-waste mindset more mainstream, the company engages others in its mission, including students. Most recently it was Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture helping reimagine waste materials to keep them in use.  The students’ assignment was to design the Houston Museum of Waste, an imaginary 27,...
Jul 27, 2017 4:30 PM ET