American automaker General Motors has achieved a record number of landfill-free facilities in 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early. The company now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. “We are committed to manufacturing cars and trucks for our customers in a safe and responsible way,” said Alicia Boler Davis, General Motors executive vice president Global Manufacturing. “While we continue to increase the reuse of byproducts, our vision is to eliminate waste by applying the most advanced manufacturing processes and technologies in our plants globally.” Whether it’s recycling Flint water bottles into engine cover insulation or turning Mississippi River tires into air-deflecting baffles, the company is working together with its suppliers to advance a more circular economy where materials are kept in use, claims the company. General Motors has generated up to $1 billion from recycling in recent years. The company reinvests that money into the business, including the development of fuel-efficient vehicles and new technologies shaping the future of personal mobility, it further added.