SOURCE: General Motors
Industrial facilities in the United States generate and manage 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous industrial waste in land disposal units annually, according the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. General Motors, however, recycles 90 percent of its worldwide manufacturing waste and has 102 landfill-free facilities with a goal of 125 globally by 2020.
The landfill-free program allows GM to reduce its waste footprint, while creating greater environmental awareness among employees and communities where it makes and sells cars and trucks. The GM workforce is consistently encouraged to find new ways to operate leaner and more efficiently.
Download GM’s blueprint for attaining landfill-free leadership in the automotive sector. It is intended to help companies of all sizes and industries reduce waste and create efficiencies.