Waste Reduction

Taking the Lid Off America's Trash Cans: Glad® Uncovers Country's Waste Habits with Photojournalist Peter Menzel

Photo Series Debuted With NYC Announcement of Expanded Household Composting
Press Release

May 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio's newest photo series, a project called "Waste in Focus," that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week.

Sigma-Aldrich® Named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Press Release

St. Louis, Mo., April 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) was recently named by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine to its list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, which ranks public companies based on outstanding corporate responsibility performance in 2013.  Sigma-Aldrich ranked 28 on the list in its third appearance.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2014


General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

April 2014

GM First LEED Gold Automotive Plant in South America

GM Recognized for Driving a Global Movement for Zero Waste


GM received the Top Project of the Year Award in theEnvironmental Leader Product and Project Awards for driving a global movement for zero waste. The annual competition, presided over by a panel of independent judges, seeks corporate projects that improve environmental management and increase the bottom line.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - March 2014


General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter
March 2014

Chevy Buys Carbon Credits from U.S. Colleges Going Green
Chevrolet is investing in clean energy efficiency initiatives of U.S. colleges and universities through its voluntary carbon-reduction initiative. The brand helped develop a formula where campuses can earn money for certain upgrades that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

RSF Social Finance Makes a New Loan to Eureka Recycling

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, February 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Eureka Recycling, a non-profit recycler specializing in zero-waste. RSF financing will be used to purchase new recycling equipment which will help the company transform its operations, reducing operating costs and improving service to its clients.  

GM’s MacGyver Devises Unconventional Uses for Everyday Waste


When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands General Motors waste, John Bradburn makes really cool stuff.

Just like TV’s MacGyver, John – GM manager of waste reduction – has a reputation for using ordinary materials in extraordinary ways. But unlike the character on TV, John uses his creativity and resourcefulness to benefit the environment.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - December 2013


General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

December 2013


GM Wildlife Habitat Helps the Blind Experience Nature

GM Plant Tackles Tough Waste Challenge


Perseverance enabled a 75-year old General Motors manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y. to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation. With their achievement, GM’s landfill-free facility count is at 109, more than any automaker.

We sat down with Gail Finkelstein, the plant’s senior environmental engineer, to talk about the challenging process.

1. What does it mean for your facility to be landfill-free?

Ren Cen Landfill-Free

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The General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags.


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