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GM's Oshawa facility. All of GM Canada's facilities are now landfill free.

By CRM Staff

Oshawa, Ontario -- March 1, 2018 -- Joining its St. Catharines Propulsion and CAMI Assembly, GM’s Oshawa Assembly has announced that its operations are now 100 percent landfill-free. St. Catharines Propulsion and CAMI Assembly have been operating landfill-free since 2008 and 2014, respectively.

“Diverting waste from landfills by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering waste – including cutting GHGs from transporting and landfilling waste, and in the supply chain – roughly offsets the total GHG emissions from our manufacturing operations,” said, GM Canada president Steve Carlisle.

The Oshawa Assembly and the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) Oshawa Campus are the latest Canadian operations to join GM’s growing list of landfill-free facilities. General Motors now operates 142 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert-to-energy all waste from daily operations – more than any other OEM.

With the addition of its Oshawa Assembly to the list of landfill-free operations, GM is now diverting 100 percent waste from landfills at all Canadian manufacturing facilities.

In Ontario, the waste sector is responsible for approximately six percent of greenhouse gas emissions. GM Canada has become a leader and is setting an example for businesses to strive for zero-waste operations.

While the world's most famous OEM is not be well liked by hard core environmentalist movement, GM recently also recently proposed a project to build a 6.4 megawatt plant that will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, according to the proposal, 77 percent of the gas will be sourced from landfills, which slowly release combustible gasses as garbage decays.

 

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