GM Achieves Landfill-Free Status at 105 Plants

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 12, 2013

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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.


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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