Triple Pundit: GM Recycles Old Coffee Grounds For Fertilizer
Auto maker saves nearly 3,000 pounds of waste from going to landfills.
These are good times for General Motors (GM). Once left for dead, GM has climbed back on top of its perch as the world’s largest automaker. After a rough start earlier this year, Chevy Volt sales surged in March. And once known as a sluggish company slow to adapt with the times, the Detroit giant is making some interesting moves on clean energy investment and waste diversion.
Speaking of recycling and waste, GM employees, led by its manager of waste reduction John Bradburn, are doing their part to divert waste from landfill. Bradburn and one of the groups within GM’s Warren Tech Center are taking coffee grounds out of the office and back home to their gardens. The coffee grounds alone add up to about 3000 pounds not sent to garbage dumps annually.