General Motors Co. announced it has added its 100th landfill-free facility.
The milestone was reached at a parts distribution center in Lansing, Mich., about 90 miles west of GM's Detroit headquarters, according to a news release. The company said no other automaker has as many facilities contributing zero waste to landfill.
"Our landfill-free program continues to strengthen our business by creating efficiencies, generating revenue and inspiring innovation with products made from recycled content," Mike Robinson, GM vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs, said in a statement. "It's a mission that's integrated within our business processes. Everyone here plays a role in its success."
With help from its suppliers, GM said it recycles scrap cardboard from various plants into a sound absorber on the Buick Lacrosse and Verano interior roof. Air deflectors on the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are made with used tires from the automaker's proving ground, the company said.
Last year, GM recycled or reused 2.6 million metric tons at its facilities worldwide, or the equivalent of more than 38 million trash bags. Since 1997, the company has reduced total waste by at least 43%.