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GM’s Oshawa facilities are 100% landfill free

By PLANT STAFF   

General automotive General Motors landfill free manufacturing Oshawa Waste

All waste from daily operations is recycled, reused or converted to energy.

GM’s Osahwa assembly plant proudly displaying its Landfill-Free Facility sign.
Photo: GM

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors’ Oshawa Assembly plant and the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) Oshawa Campus have joined GM’s growing list of landfill-free facilities.

The automaker now operates 142 facilities globally that recycle, reuse or convert-to-energy all waste from daily operation.

With Oshawa Assembly, GM is now diverting 100% of its waste from landfills at all Canadian manufacturing facilities, joining St. Catharines Propulsion and CAMI Assembly, which have been operating landfill-free since 2008 and 2014.

Ontario’s waste sector generates approximately 6% of greenhouse gas emissions.

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GM recently proposed a project that would involve building a 6.4 megawatt co-generation plant that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant by more than 77%. It would use landfill gas to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat the plant.

 

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