Manufacturing by-products to generate revenue

GM added 33 plants to its list of “landfill-free” plants, bringing the total to 43. GM recycles plastic caps, tiny shards of aluminum, steel, cardboard, wood and other byproducts of the automotive manufacturing process.

By Plant Engineering Staff September 11, 2008

GM added 33 plants to its list of “landfill-free” plants, bringing the total to 43. GM recycles plastic caps, tiny shards of aluminum, steel, cardboard, wood and other byproducts of the automotive manufacturing process.
By 2010, GM aims to achieve landfill-free status at more than 80 of its manufacturing plants. GM will generate more than $16 million in revenue in North America in 2008, based solely on the recycled products.
“Ninety-six percent is very good, for the number of plants they are talking about,” said Jay Richardson, of Sustainable Business Solutions Inc. in Northville and a consultant for William McDonough & Partners, a world renowned architectural firm. “From what I can see here, they are certainly making good progress.”