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GM Converts 100th Facility to Landfill-Free Status

Maker now recycling 2.6 million metric tons of trash annually.

by on Jun.19, 2012

Eddie Mora moves a stack of pallets bound for recycling at the General Motors Lansing Customer Care and Aftersales facility in Lansing, Michigan.

Next time you complain about taking out the trash put it into perspective: even if you’ve only got one big green bag you’re still sending more garbage to the local landfill than 100 of General Motors’ assembly plants and other facilities.

The maker today announced that it has converted its Lansing Customer Care and Aftersales facility to landfill-free status.  That makes it the 100th GM site to completely recycle 100% of its waste.

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“Our landfill-free program continues to strengthen our business by creating efficiencies, generating revenue and inspiring innovation with products made from recycled content,” Mike Robinson, GM vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs, said in a statement. “It’s a mission that’s integrated within our business processes. Everyone here plays a role in its success.”

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