The auto industry has long been at the forefront of innovation, particularly when it comes to manufacturing processes and materials management. Back in the early 1900s, Henry Ford was famous for introducing vertical integration into manufacturing processes.
General Motors thinks of waste as a resource out of place. To help make the zero-waste mindset more mainstream, the company engages others in its mission, including students. Most recently it was Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture helping reimagine waste materials to keep them in use.
The Ohio Materials Marketplace ended year one (April 4, 2017 – April 4, 2018) with 3,362,000 pounds of material diverted from Ohio’s landfills and saved participating companies more than $153,000 through virgin material substitution costs and avoided landfill costs.