General Motors’ green push has expanded to include more landfill-free facilities. The automaker announced on Wednesday that it’s had 27 additional facilities certified as landfill-free, bringing the total to 142 facilities globally.
GM said it’s more than any other automaker.
Additionally, with the newest landfill-free facilities, all facilities in Canada, Mexico and South America are now landfill-free. Every byproduct of resources is collected and recycled for repurposing, be it cardboard, metal chips, garbage for compost and more.
“We aspire to be a zero-waste company with all manufacturing plants achieving landfill-free status,” said Dane Parker, vice president, Sustainable Workplaces. “That zero mindset is driven by our local teams and their efforts to find innovative and sustainable solutions that improve the communities where we live and work.”
GM most recently expanded its composting initiative to its entire headquarters, the Renaissance Center.
Not only do the initiatives have a positive effect on the environment, but they open up major cost-saving areas for the automaker. Namely, GM co-championed the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Materials Marketplace, an online database for companies that matches traditional and nontraditional industrial waste streams with new product and revenue opportunities.