General Motors has collected and recycled upwards of 2 million plastic water bottles from residents of Detroit’s suburbs and of Michigan as well as from its GM employees in the state. Once the collected plastic was washed and cut into chips, it was used in the manufacturing of a number of different products: The cover for the V6 engine of the Chevrolet Equinox, 6,500 coats that could be converted into sleeping bags to be provided to homeless women (31 bottles needed for each coat), air filters for 10 of GM’s manufacturing plants, and more.
When blue means green: General Motors’ “blue” touch for recycling water bottles is a welcome and innovative initiative for greening the environment. Kudos to GM!
You can learn more about the General Motors environmental initiative by visiting doyourpart.gm.green.