General Motors is making global efforts to maintain eco-friendly work environments. For example, the entire General Motors Renaissance Center, located in downtown Detroit, recycles or reuses all of its daily trash. This deflects about five million pounds of waste annually. However, GM’s intentions to go green don’t end in the United States.
The Talegaon, India and Rayong, Thailand plants are maintaining landfill-free environments by sending their durable metal pallets to a company that turns them into platforms used by construction workers, as highlighted in GM’s Fastlane blog. The automaker likes to think of garbage as misplaced capital that helps money circulate better when used properly. Furthermore, when GM comes up with new resourceful ideas, they share it with other ecological engineers to help the company as a whole.
Throughout the world their are 110 landfill-free operations under General Motors. The company credits the open lines of communication for their success.