Waste Reduction

As Seen on The Guardian: Corporate-Driven Composting Means Big Reductions in Food Waste

Big companies become role models when they turn food scraps into compost, use it in their corporate garden, serve that produce to employees – and then compost scraps from those meals, beginning the cycle anew
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Here’s some food for thought: about 31% of food in the US goes to waste and a shocking 97% of that ends up in landfills. No wonder that in 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, by partnering with charities, faith-based organizations, local governments and the private sector.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

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The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - January 2017

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GREENER VEHICLES

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Customers 
In the San Francisco Bay area, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.
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Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Aramark Enhances Green Thread™ Environmental Sustainability Platform

Establishes new Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy; Announces Food Waste Partnership with LeanPath
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PHILADELPHIA, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Building on the company’s long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms today announced a refreshed and enhanced  Green ThreadTM environmental sustainability platform. Green Thread brings to life Aramark’s commitments and programs focused on responsible sourcing, waste minimization, operational efficiency and transportation management.

Canada’s Moving Towards a Circular Economy – Business Must Prepare Now

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We are in the middle of a mega trend driven by climate change, resources scarcity, urbanization, social media and unbridled consumerism. Change will come, either a time of our choosing or at a time that is ecologically thrust upon us. Our best hope to get ahead of the curve is to shift towards a less wasteful and more circular economic model.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards RePurpose Program Sizzles

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GM is redesigning its work environment at several locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

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