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How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

The Coca-Cola bottling plant in Detroit returned 48% of the water it purchased back to the city as wastewater in 2016, according to a spokesperson, while PepsiCo said it returned 60% of the water it purchased as wastewater. Coke and Pepsi purchased a total of 113 million gallons of water and … Read more »

GM waste reduction

GM Drives Closed-Loop Manufacturing, Recycles Water Bottles for Car Parts

General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles, collected from five of its Michigan facilities, are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless. The automaker says while all of its … Read more »

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ThyssenKrupp Debuts Auto Efficiency, Cost-Saving Technologies

ThyssenKrupp will this week debut dozens of automobile technologies that will help car manufacturers make cars more energy efficient and lightweight, with weight savings of up to 60 percent and cost reductions of up to 10 percent. At the SAE 2015 International World Congress April 21-23 in Detroit, ThyssenKrupp says … Read more »

GM, Dow, Others Launch Zero-Waste Initiative

General Motors, Dow Materials and Marathon Petroleum are among the companies working on an initiative to develop zero-waste partnerships in Detroit. The Reuse Opportunity Collaboratory Detroit held its launch event at the General Motors Renaissance Center, bringing together companies, academic institutions, nonprofits and government agencies interested in creating environmental and … Read more »

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Itron, Detroit Utility Showcase Smart City Tech

Itron is collaborating with DTE Energy on a smart cities demonstration project in Detroit that is being showcased at the Meeting of the Minds conference, which runs through Oct. 2. Components of the project include mobile apps, an educational kiosk, unmanned aerial vehicles, a smart electric vehicle charging station, intelligent … Read more »

Koch’s Coke Clouds Show Potential Regulatory Gaps

It was hard to imagine Koch Industries could lose much more public trust. But last week, residents of Windsor, Ontario were given one more reason to dislike the diversified private company, when a huge black cloud of petroleum coke swept into town. It had travelled across the river from Detroit, where … Read more »