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GM Achieves Landfill-Free Status at 105 Plants

Article-GM Achieves Landfill-Free Status at 105 Plants

General Motors Co. Inc. (GM) has achieved landfill-free status at 105 of its facilities, the vehicle maker said in its latest sustainability report.

The Detroit-based GM said in a news release that it is recycling or reusing 90 percent of its manufacturing waste globally, generating about $1 billion in revenue annually for the company. GM has reduced total waste per vehicle by 55 pounds and total waste by 8 percent since 2010.

GM said it leads the industry with 105 facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.

The vehicle maker also has reduced energy use by 7 percent and carbon emissions by 5 percent since 2010. It has committed to reducing its average U.S. fleet carbon dioxide emissions 15 percent by 2016.


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