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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Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Detroit, Michigan, March 14, 2017 /3BL Media...
Mar 14, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Video: General Motors Turns Recycled Water Bottles into Car Parts, Air Filters and Coat Insulation
Through its Do Your Part program, General Motors is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works. For more information, visit 
Feb 27, 2017 2:00 PM ET
As Seen on The Guardian: Weave a Supply Web as a Bridge to the Circular Economy
A more sustainable future means advancing a circular economy – one that keeps material in use and creates jobs along the way. The way to get there lies in the collaboration of organizations of all sizes, in what we’re calling supply webs. A supply web not only helps keep items in use, but also creates satellite projects that can benefit communities and the environment. For example,...
Feb 9, 2017 1:45 PM ET
As Seen on The Guardian: Corporate-Driven Composting Means Big Reductions in Food Waste
Here’s some food for thought: about 31% of food in the US goes to waste and a shocking 97% of that ends up in landfills. No wonder that in 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, by partnering with charities, faith-based organizations, local governments and the private sector. From that last category,...
Jan 31, 2017 1:20 PM ET
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in...
Jan 13, 2017 1:45 PM ET