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Safeguarding Ecosystems Through Cost-Effective Waste Management .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Safeguarding Ecosystems Through Cost-Effective Waste Management
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Information
  • Submitted by: GM
  • Topic: Chemicals and waste
  • Keywords: landfill, waste management
  • Location: USA
  • Date of completion: 2020
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Documents
Action Network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Achieve landfill-free status at 100 manufacturing sites and 25 nonmanufacturing sites, thereby conserving natural resources, keeping them in their use phase, and reducing associated life cycle environmental impacts. 2020
Description
Partner(s)
GM
Description/achievement of initiative
GM commits to achieve landfill-free status at 100 manufacturing sites and 25 nonmanufacturing sites.

Implementation methodologies
Waste reduction is a key component of GM's aggressive sustainability strategy. GM facilities started tracking reductions in waste 15 years ago to identify the materials being generated, reused and recycled, and reveal areas for improvement. This information was used to establish specific plant goals and metrics, which paved the way for this commitment.

Supportive resources in full by General Motors.

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