Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 19, 2012

1 Min Read
GM Achieves 100 Facilities Generating Zero Waste to Landfills

General Motors Corp. has reached 100 of its facilities generating zero waste to landfills.

The Detroit-based automotive maker said in a news release it recently added its 100th landfill-free facility, a parts distribution center in Lansing, Mich.

In 2011 GM recycled or reused 2.6 million metric tons at its facilities worldwide, or the equivalent of 38 million trash bags. The company claims it recycles more waste from its facilities than any other automaker.

Also last year, GM reduced total waste generated per vehicle by 5 percent at its global manufacturing facilities. Its recycling and reuse efforts last year avoided 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions. GM’s landfill-free operations include more than half of its global production facilities.

All of its worldwide facilities combined recycle or reuse more than 90 percent of the waste they generate, GM said. Since 1997, the company has reduced total waste by at least 43 percent.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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