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With Key 2015 Additions, GM Totals 131 Landfill-Free Global Facilities

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GM boasts 131 landfill-free facilities globally

General Motors is assessing its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint in 2015, a year in which it added six new landfill-free facilities in Mexico and England to bring its total number of landfill-free facilities around the world to 131.

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All told, GM operates 65 zero-to-landfill facilities in North America, 35 in Asia Pacific, 23 in Europe, and 9 in South America. That total is far and away the greatest of any auto manufacturer in the world.

This year’s additions include Luton Assembly and Ellesmere Port Assembly, effectively making all Opel/Vauxhall manufacturing in Europe landfill-free. The same can be said for all GM manufacturing in Mexico, where two new engine plants, a warehouse, and technical center added to the Toluca, Mexico complex make 16 zero-to-landfill facilities in the country.

“Our global progress in waste reduction is possible because of employee participation, creative ideas, and a strong supplier network,” said Jim DeLuca, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing. “Our teams understand the positive impact of this initiative and they drive it in their facilities every day.”

General Motors is working toward a goal of having 150 landfill-free sites around the world by 2020.

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