11 Oct '11, 11am

General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling

General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling

General Motors has become a great example of the business benefits for recycling. The company announced that last year, they recycled 92% of all waste generated in their manufacturing plants around the world. This has created a lucrative side business of scrap dealing which has helped keep them afloat during the recession. Sustainable Business writes that according to latest estimates, the company makes about $1 billion a year just from selling scrap. Since they started in 2007, they have solidified their commitment towards waste management. GM’s commitement to waste reduction is pretty impressive. Over half of its 76 plants produce zero waste and they reuse or recycle 97% of their byproducts. They aim to add 10 additional waste-free facilities this year and boost their waste-to-energy outputs. Cardboard is a big part of their waste stream and one of their suppliers came u...

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