GM to announce 100th facility is 'landfill-free'

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

General Motors Co. is reaching a landmark when it comes to keeping stuff out of landfills.

The Detroit-based automaker is expected to announce Tuesday that its 100th facility has achieved "landfill-free" status. A distribution center in Lansing helped GM reach the milestone.

The company says it first reduces waste and then focuses on
recycling and reuse. That includes recycling scrap cardboard into
sound absorbers for vehicle roofs and used tires into air deflectors on pickup trucks.

The automaker says it recycled or reused 2.6 million metric tons
at its plants worldwide last year - equivalent to about 38 million
garbage bags. GM says it's reduced total waste by about 43 percent
since 1997.

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