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Circular economy GM

  1. 1. CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT GENERAL MOTORS GERALDINE BARNUEVO – SR. MANAGER ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES & SUSTAINABILITY
  2. 2. AGENDA SAFETY MESSAGE CONCEPTS OUR VISION SUSTAINABILITY AT GM CIRCULAR ECONOMY Page 3 Page 4 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 2
  3. 3. MAKE SURE YOUR LOVED ONES ARE DRIVING SAFELY
  4. 4. THECIRCULAR ECONOMY • RESPONSE TO TAKE-MAKE-WASTE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIAL MODEL • AIMS TO REDEFINE GROWTH, FOCUSING ON POSITIVE SOCIETY-WIDE BENEFITS. • DECOUPLING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY FROM THE CONSUMPTION OF FINITE RESOURCES, AND DESIGNING WASTE OUT OF THE SYSTEM. TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES • THE CIRCULAR MODEL BUILDS ECONOMIC, NATURAL, AND SOCIAL CAPITAL. IT IS BASED ON THREE PRINCIPLES: • Design out waste and pollution • Keep products and materials in use • Regenerate natural systems 4
  5. 5. THECIRCULAR ECONOMY IN PRACTICE: • 7TH EU ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM INCLUDES THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE • AIMED AT MANAGING PRODUCT TO CONSUMPTION • 5 STEP WASTE PREVENTION PROGRAMME 5
  6. 6. 6 OUR VISION
  7. 7. SUSTAINABILITY AT GENERAL MOTORS 7
  8. 8. Biochemical feedstock Refurbish/ remanufacture Recycle Reuse/redistribute Maintenance Cascades Parts manufacturer Product manufacturer Service provider Extraction of biochemical feedstock Regeneration Anaerobic digestion/ composting Biogas Farming/ collection Collection Collection A REGENERATIVE ECONOMY BY DESIGN 1 Serve and enhance natural capital by controlling finite stocks and balancing renewable resource flows 2 Optimise resource yields by circulating products and materials at the highest utility at all times in both the technical and biological cycles. 3 Foster system effectiveness by revealing and designing out negative externalities. Minimize systematic leakage and negative externalities Stock managementRenewable flow management FiniteRenewables
  9. 9. CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRINCIPLES 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU 10 Geraldine Barnuevo
  11. 11. CIRCULARECONOMY DESIGNAPPLICATION FORSCHOOLS • GREEN STEM DESIGN APPROACH TO DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS • SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT • Cradle to cradle • Biomimicry • Industrial Economy • Natural capitalism • Blue Economy • Regenerative Design 11
  12. 12. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • GM SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018 • ECOLOGIC INSTITUTE POCACITO FELLOWSHIP (POST CARBON CITIES OF TOMORROW IN GERMANY) • ELLEN KETTERING FOUNDATION CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPTS • EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS • HTTPS://WWW.ELLENMACARTHURFOUNDATION.ORG/ NEWS/THE-CIRCULAR-ECONOMY-APPLIED-TO-THE- AUTOMOTIVE-INDUSTRY-2 12

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