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MillerCoors Achieves Landfill-Free Operations at all Major Breweries

All of MillerCoors’ major breweries are now landfill-free, with the Fort Worth Brewery as the latest site to recycle or reuse all of its waste. The Fort Worth Brewery in Texas reduced waste by 66 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. The brewery’s sustainability employee council led education initiatives throughout … Read more »

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Ford’s Research & Engineering Center is now landfill free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016. The campus now diverts 230,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually. The R&E Center sits on 720 acres in Dearborn, Michigan … Read more »


Sustainable Waste Solutions Earns NSF Landfill-Free Verification

Sustainable Waste Solutions has earned landfill-free verification from NSF Sustainability, a division of the global public health organization NSF International. Landfill-free verification demonstrates that more than 99 percent of waste generated by SWS never reaches a landfill but is rather reused, recycled or processed as waste to energy. SWS provides … Read more »

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Mars Manufacturing Facilities Landfill-Free

All 10 of Mars Chocolate North America’s manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free. Mars has set a goal of zero-waste-to-landfill by 2015. Since establishing its waste target in 2007, Mars Chocolate North America has driven an overall reduction of about 4,500 metric tons of waste each year. To achieve this … Read more »

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

Eleven more General Motors’ facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The company’s running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada) Colmotores Assembly (Colombia) … Read more »

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GM Facility Saves 4M Gallons of Water Annually

General Motors’ Kokomo Operations — which is landfill-free and has achieved a water reduction of 4 million gallons annually — is now a member of the Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program. The voluntary organization honors companies for going above and beyond Indiana’s environmental regulations. GM Kokomo Operations makes electronic control modules … Read more »

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GM Plant Avoids 38,425 Metric Tons of CO2

General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant in one year reduced energy intensity by 30 percent, avoiding 38,425 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. The plant also reduced wastewater pretreatment discharges by 60 percent since 2009. For these and other efforts to reduce its environmental impact, the plant received an … Read more »

Ford Oakville Assembly

Ford Landfill-Free in Canada

Ford’s Oakville Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives the automaker the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada. Oakville Assembly is the first Ford assembly plant in North America to achieve this designation. The Essex Engine Plant received landfill-free status in … Read more »

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GM Renaissance Center Composts Food Scraps

General Motors’ global headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city. Composting startup Detroit Dirt collects coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable pieces and mixes them … Read more »

Franz bakery

Bakery Achieves Landfill-Free Status

A Washington state bakery has achieved zero-waste status by recycling, reusing and repurposing all of its waste. Franz Bakery, a 108-year-old family-owned company, eliminated waste at its Spokane bakery through a recycling program that encompasses all aspects of its operations, including product and packaging waste, scrap metals, used equipment lubricant … Read more »

GM Renaissance Center Sends Zero Waste to Landfill

GM Renaissance Center Sends Zero Waste to Landfill

The General Motors Renaissance Center now recycles, reuses or converts all its waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. The automaker says the Renaissance Center — a six-tower office complex in Detroit that has its own ZIP code — is the most complex among GM’s … Read more »

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