04 Oct '11, 1pm

GM Earns $1bn a Year From Recycling

General Motors is making about $1 billion a year from selling scrap byproducts, waste reduction manager John Bradburn told the Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference in Orlando. The annual revenue stream has been increasing: GM reported last December that it made about $2.5 billion through its recycling activities since 2007. But Bradburn said the company has a long way to go, according to Waste & Recycling News. General Motors Co. recycled 92 percent of materials from its plants last year, with more than half of the factories achieving zero-waste status. The zero-waste plants recycled or reused an average of 97 percent of waste, directing the remaining three percent to waste-to-energy projects. Bradburn said he wants to reduce that last figure to two percent – but at the same time, increase the volume of materials going to incinerators. That equation will require more GM ...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/10/04/gm-earns-1b...

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