Waste Reduction

Ford's new five-year global waste reduction strategy calls for a 40 percent per vehicle reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill between 2011 and 2016 -- equal to just 13.4 pounds per vehicle worldwide.  (PRNewsFoto/Ford Motor Company)

Ford Aims to Cut Waste-to-Landfill 40 Percent per Vehicle by 2016

Cutting waste-to-landfill at Ford’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant has always been important to workers there, but they weren’t satisfied until last fall, when a small, diligent local committee played a major role in solving a nagging 10-ton problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2013

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Ford Sets New Goal To Trim Waste

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it plans to further reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills by 10 percent per vehicle by the end of the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Annual Sustainability Report Shows Success In Key Areas

The University of Michigan continues to make progress in key areas of energy reduction, alternative transportation and waste reduction, according to its newly released 2011 annual sustainability report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2012


GM Landfill-Free Environmental Initiative Gains Steam

General Motors’ efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills is spreading to its non-manufacturing sites, 10 of which now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2011