American automotive manufacturer General Motors, is increasing their total number of landfill-free operations facilities, slowing coming closer to reaching their corporate environmental sustainability goal of one hundred and twenty five facilities throughout the world by the year 2020.
The company’s Lockport, New York location is the most recent facility to achieve zero-to-landfill status by converting all daily operations waste to energy or reusing or recycling. It is the 103rd such GM facility to reach this status.
During the prior year, the Lockport location recycled six million pounds of aluminum and generated nearly four million in revenue. The facility is responsible for manufacturing the heating and cooling components for a variety of GM vehicles. The plant manager and staff credits the convenience and ease of the recycling program as a key reason for its success. Clearly marked bins in key locations pose no disruptions to the workflow and serve as frequent reminders.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Whether your business is a large one like General Motors or a small operation with just a few employees, setting re-use and recycling goals is something that can save your business money, possible earn you some good publicity, and contribute to the well-being of the planet. If you’ve been thinking about creating a comprehensive materials waste recycling plan, let 2013 be the year you take action!