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GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
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DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - June 2016

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GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility
The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com). Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.

Recycling Water Bottles Will Never Go Out of Style

In the fashion and auto industries, recycling water bottles into ballgowns or car parts is the latest trend to follow the push to reuse paper, plastic and electronics.
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When the actress Emma Watson stepped onto the red carpet in a gown made of repurposed water bottles at the Met Gala in early May, she established both the versatility and the durability of a new trend in recycling. 

How Refreshing: GM Suppliers Give New Life to Recycled Water Bottles

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More than half a million water bottles from five General Motors facilities are getting a second life as the company seeks out more sustainable ways to manufacture products and contribute to communities. What started as an idea about five years ago has evolved into a robust supply “web” that produces three fleece-like materials that benefit products, plants and people.

Here’s how this plastic is being reincarnated:

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Material also is transformed into coat insulation for the homeless, air filters
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DETROIT, April 12, 2016  /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: 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 community.

Enactus Students Turn Bottles Into Blankets for the Homeless

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Waste or warmth, what do you see?

Enactus students in Poland saw a way to make 200 quilts out of 25,000 plastic bottles. The quilts provided warmth for the homeless while helping eliminate waste. The quilts totaled $1,875 in net worth. Find out where they got all the plastic bottles for material at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/waste-warmth-see/. #seeopportunity

Tupperware Brand's CEO Rich Goings Interviewed by Jim Cramer

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Tupperware Brands Chairman and CEO Rick Goings sat down with Jim Cramer to discuss the company’s first quarter sales and how its product innovation and sustainability efforts have impacted the company’s ongoing success.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-Love

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By Dr. Cristi Gomez

I have a couple of pet peeves. Noisy eaters, sentences that end with prepositions, when my three boys leave the toilet seat up and stinky feet all bother me. Well, maybe I have more than just a couple. My pet peeve of all pet peeves is styrofoam. It just bugs me. It annoys me. It’s simply not needed.

Continue reading about Dr. Gomez and Mary Kay's dedication to the loving the planet.

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