Gallery: A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free


General Motors has been quietly greening its manufacturing facilities, powering plants with landfill gas and bringing 76 of them (over half of its 145 plants) to landfill-free status in the last few years. Now the company is moving on to non-manufacturing facilities, with 10 now reusing, recycling, or converting to energy all of their waste instead of shipping it to landfills. “Our non-manufacturing facilities see the importance of being waste-reduction leaders, and they know their customers value it as well,” said John Bradburn, manager of GM’s waste-reduction efforts. “Being landfill-free has become a point of pride for our people and we hope even more facilities achieve the goal this year.”

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  1. caeman July 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

    But, if they are created just a few more landfills and re-used their gas to power their plants, wouldn’t be more “green”? It would mean less energy from coal-fired plants, which would help with air quality.

    Landfills have a positive side to them, they are a man-made source of energy.

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