General Motors (GM) achieved a record number of landfill-free facilities in 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early, the company announced in a press release.
The automaker now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations, including 100 manufacturing sites and 52 non-manufacturing sites.
GM operations in more than ten locations became landfill-free this year, including sites in Talegaon, India; Flint, Madison Heights and Grand Blanc, Michigan, U.S.A.; Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.; Quito, Ecuador; Cairo, Egypt; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Toluca, Mexico; São Caetano do Sul, Brazil; and Bogota, Columbia.
Most of the sites function as distribution centers or assembly plants.
Adding its Toluca, Mexico foundry, which melts and molds metal for auto components, to the list this year means that none of GM’s manufacturing operations in Mexico send waste to landfills, the company said in the statement.