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Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Getting Back on the Landfill-Free List

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General Motors’ expectations for a landfill-free facility are structured and strict, with sites removed from the list if even a small load goes into the ground. When that happens, both the local teams and global waste experts collaborate to find solutions.

GM’s manufacturing plant in Cairo, Egypt lost its certification in 2015, but worked hard to get reinstated. As of this summer, the site is landfill-free once again.

Who Let the Quail Out?

Dundee High School Partners with Local Engine Plant to Release Bobwhite Quail
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October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/  - More than 400 pen-raised northern bobwhite quail moved to their new home on Oct. 5, the 132 acres of authentic Michigan prairie grassland surrounding the FCA US LLC Dundee Engine Plant in Dundee, Mich. The quail were released by approximately 115 Dundee High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter as part of an effort to increase the birds’ population.

Putting Their Heads Together

By Louise Wrege
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STEVENSVILLE — How can people reduce the amount of food waste in their homes?

This is a problem about 100 Lakeshore High School Math and Science Center students are working to solve with help from Whirlpool Corp. mentors through the Benton Harbor company's 2016 Innovation Challenge.

Continue reading on the Herald Palladium

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
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DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles.

Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th Among Green Power Users

U.S. EPA recognizes Orion Assembly for its onsite renewable energy
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LAKE ORION, Mich., July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. 

Animal Collective: Lots of Wildlife Species Call GM Lands Home

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The automobile industry helps animals in an unexpected way, as General Motors hosts 4,700 acres of wildlife habitats at 46 manufacturing sites across the globe.

With the help of a partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, GM continues to launch certified sites that promote native wildlife and educate employees and communities about the environment. The company has obtained habitat certification at half of its manufacturing facilities around the world.

Michigan CITGO Station Recognized by Dearborn City Beautiful Commission

Local CITGO Marketer receives second Business Standard of Excellence Award
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DEARBORN, Mich., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Promoting a sense of pride and beautification in the Dearborn, Mich. community, Bazzi Oil & Gas Company, a CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, recently received the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission’s Business Standard of Excellence Award for maintaining and enhancing the appearance of its CITGO station property.

GM Battery Reuse Earns an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award

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GM won an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award for our Chevrolet Volt battery secondary reuse project that’s helping keep the lights on at our LEED-Gold Enterprise Data Center office in Milford, Michigan.

Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

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May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

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Here’s a look at the newest Maven urban markets:

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