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    Read This: From sandals to flooring, there are many ways to reuse an old tire
    How Tires Live On From Detroit To Kenya 1407844860

    Furniture, flip flops and floors, oh my! Those are just a few of the products being repurposed from a faction of the 1.5 billion tires that get discarded each year, according to a fun little story from the BBC. And, if nothing else, the reincarnated products are durable. Small companies in Kenya ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Uber drops rates in NYC, Renault Zoes for Rungis, Nissan Leaf is recycled
    Formula E Teams With Prince Albert II Of Monaco Foundation 1404939420

    Uber is really taking it to cabbies in New York City. The car-hailing smartphone app has temporarily cut rates to its lowest-cost UberX service by 20 percent, now making it much more competitive - even cheaper in many cases - to request a ride from the app than to hail a NYC taxi. Also, tip is ...

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    Official: Is this 1,000-mile EV for real? [w/video]
    Phinergy and Alcoa show off a modified Citroen C1 with two battery types 1401839700

    If the groups behind it are to be believed, this little electric vehicle could travel 1,000 miles on a single charge. Battery developer Phinergy and metal manufacturer Alcoa have teamed up to demonstrate their aluminum-air battery in a small electric vehicle at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in ...

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    Report: US to join EU in fighting Russian auto recycling fee as trade barrier

    If they're not going to get you on the front end, they'll get you on the back end. That's what the European Union is accusing the Russian government of doing with automotive trade restrictions, and the US appears to agree, Reuters reports. The US is joining the EU in a World Trade Organization ...

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    Official: Ford has diverted 120 million pounds from landfill via recycling [w/video]

    Ford, which has boosted its green credentials during the past few months with strong sales of its new C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, would like to remind you all that its treehugging ways go back a long, long ways. The US automaker, which started processing and reusing damaged ...

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    Official: Hertz, Liberty Tire Recycling announce nationwide tire recycling program

    The Hertz Corporation has added another sustainability initiative to its brand portfolio through a partnership with a major tire recycling company. Hertz and Liberty Tire Recycling launched what they call the first nationwide tire recycling program in the US car rental industry. Hertz goes ...

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    Study: Norwegian University study exaggerates downside of electric vehicles

    A recent column by Leo Hickman in The Guardian set off a wave of debate over the true merit of electric vehicles (EVs) compared to internal combustion engine vehicles (EVs). Hickman used a study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) called Comparative Environmental Life ...

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    Report: Johnson Controls SC recycling center can process 14m vehicle batteries a year

    For companies such as Johnson Controls, Inc., there are opportunities to be had supplying advanced batteries for hybrids and electric vehicles. But where do all those advanced lithium batteries – and the older ones being pulled out today's hybrids – end up? Regulators, ...

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    Official: GM recycles something called Sonozorb into coats, sleeping bags for the houseless

    For automakers pursuing sustainability initiatives – things like powering plants with solar panels and recycling existing car components – General Motors is stepping it up a notch. GM is working with a Detroit nonprofit group to turn leftover auto materials into warm coats and ...

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    Official: Bridgestone ratchets up "One Team, One Planet Spent" tire-recycling program

    Burning rubber? Not on Bridgestone's watch. That's what the world's largest tire and rubber company is saying by ratcheting up its tire-recycling program. Bridgestone Americas is looking to ensure that, by the end of the year, 100 percent of the used tires returned to its company-owned stores ...

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    Official: Ford uses recycled plastic bottles for Focus Electric seats

    Ford will use recycled plastic bottles from the upcoming North America International Auto Show in Detroit and Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in the seats of its Ford Focus Electric, as the automaker found a method to use recycled plastics in the polyester fiber used in the car's seat ...

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    Replacing Prius batteries can be good for the environment... and sales

    It hasn't happened for most Totoya Prius drivers, but one day – perhaps 150,000 or so miles down the road – it will. An indicator light will appear on the dash to signal that the battery pack is past its prime and needs to be replaced. Some critics of hybrids and electric vehicles ...

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    Video: Want: house made of recycled car parts, mostly Dodge Caravans

    Automakers are be quick to tell us that their new vehicles are upwards of 90 percent recyclable, but they don't mean it like this. What we have here is a house that was crafted using parts scrounged from local junk yards, turning what used to be a pile of trash into a beautiful, high-end, ...

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    Mazda first to turn end-of-life bumpers into raw material for... bumpers

    Mazda claims to have become the world's first automaker to successfully recycle scrapped bumpers from end-of-life vehicles into raw materials for new bumpers (Ford may disagree). Mazda inaugurated this technology on August 21, and says it will initially be put to use for rear bumpers on its ...

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    Ten Honda facilities in North America achieve zero-waste status

    Ten of Honda's 14 manufacturing facilities in North America have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status, while the remaining four plants are at "virtually zero" waste, according to Honda. Back in 2001, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama became the first zero-waste-to-landfill automotive facility in ...

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    Study: Lack of recycling threatens future of hybrid, plug-in vehicles

    A UN-backed report released late last week warns that lack of recycling threatens the future of hybrid and plug-on vehicles. In particular, the report, issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), claims that:

    Less than one third of metals globally have a recycling rate of more ...

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    Lithium detractor says li-ion batteries won't be recycled

    John Peterson, a man whose anti-lithium battery ramblings typically stir up a heated debate, is back at it again. This time 'round, Peterson discusses the future of recycling, or the lack thereof, for lithium-ion batteries. In an article posted on Alt Energy Stocks, Peterson writes:

    One of ...

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    Thomas Built becomes first school bus maker to achieve zero waste-to-landfill status

    Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, says it has achieved zero waste-to-landfill operations and, in doing so, is the world's first school bus manufacturer to have earned this distinction. Zero waste-to-landfill essentially means that nothing, not even a gum wrapper, ...

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    Ford goes green the old fashioned way, by recycling

    It's been a while since Ford produced vehicles with wood as a primary building material, or even as a dashboard accent. So you wouldn't really think of Ford as being a big consumer of virgin timber. But what about millions, literally millions of owners manuals, warranty booklets, sales brochures ...

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    An MG with a seatbelt body and countertop interior, now that's recycling taken to the extreme

    MG Midget Recycled Car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    What can you do with that rusty beater parked in your back yard? It's too old and shoddy to ever drive around, but you just can't part ways with it. Well, if it just so happens that you have a few cartons of seat belts lying around ...


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