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Recycled Plastics Vying for Asphalt’s Job

Recycled Plastics Vying for Asphalt’s Job

Even the road less traveled is probably paved with asphalt. Asphalt has been the number one, top dog, only-game-in-town material mix for mostly all of our roads for what seems like forever. But, nothing lasts forever; asphalt might soon be feeling the heat from some healthy competition—competition in the form of recycled plastics. Motor Trend […]

 Aaron Widmar

Turning Recycled Car Parts Into Home Decor

Turning Recycled Car Parts Into Home Decor

You don’t need to be an interior decorating wizard to turn some recognizable automotive parts into your newest home decor. With a little bit of soldering, electrical wiring, and imagination, you can practically recycle your entire car into part of your home. What a Mess! Don’t mis these tips on effectively and easily washing your […]

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GM Builds Chevy Equinox Part Out of Recycled Water Bottles

GM Builds Chevy Equinox Part Out of Recycled Water Bottles

Electric vehicles and hybrids may get the most publicity, but there are lots of ways that automakers can reduce their carbon footprint, some more unusual than others. Case in point: General Motors is using its employees’ recycled water bottles to create noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevy Equinox engine. Collected from five of the […]

 Aaron Widmar

What Is Fordite? Turning Automobile Paint into Recycled Jewelry

What Is Fordite? Turning Automobile Paint into Recycled Jewelry

Beauty can be found in the most grimy, overlooked places–and all it takes to discover it is a little bit of elbow grease and creativity. Did you know that automobile factories produce more than just cutting-edge vehicles and jobs for communities? Look closer and you’ll discover something more breathtaking than a paycheck or a gas-guzzling machine: […]

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Artist Uses Recycled Cell Phones to Build Car

Artist Uses Recycled Cell Phones to Build Car

Recycling is an easy way to go green. Whether it’s separating your plastics and glass from the rest of your garbage or donating old electronics to those that need it, there are a million ways to reuse the various bits of junk lying around your house. But what if you used this old junk as […]

 Richard Bazzy

Ford Uses Recycled Plastics in F-150’s Cloth Seats

Ford Uses Recycled Plastics in F-150’s Cloth Seats

Did you recently purchase a new 2015 F-150? Do you enjoy the way the comfortable cloth seats feel? Would you be incredibly surprised if I were to tell you that those seats are made up of reused plastic water bottles? Well, they are. The cloth Ford uses in the seats of the F-150 is comprised […]

 Tim Shults

Recycled Tires: Bouncing Back from the Scrap Yard

Recycled Tires: Bouncing Back from the Scrap Yard

Great. Another flat tire. Second time this year already, too. Time to take your car in and have it fitted with a brand-new, raven-black tire. Gotta love that fresh rubber scent! So, now what? You’ve paid the extra fee to have your old tire disposed of, so it’s off into the vast abyss of “not my […]

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Ford to Use Recycled Materials in 2014 F-150 Trucks

Ford to Use Recycled Materials in 2014 F-150 Trucks

Keeping with Ford’s efforts to reduce their environmental impact, the Ford Motor Co. has announced that it intends to use various recycled materials in producing its 2014 Ford F-150 pickup, which is being built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, The 2014 F-150 will utilize […]

 Graham Eubank

One Plastic Bottle at a Time: Ford Escape’s Recycled Fabric

One Plastic Bottle at a Time: Ford Escape’s Recycled Fabric

Ford has been a leader in creating eco-friendly products and increasing sustainability for many years now.  As part of their eco efforts, the company has been using recycled materials in their vehicles since 2008, when it first appeared in the upholstery of the Escape Hybrid.

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Sumitomo Refines its Smart Tire Technology

Sumitomo Refines its Smart Tire Technology

As manufacturers release more innovative features on their vehicles, you have to wonder if tires missed out on the technology upgrade. While we have rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlights that automatically turn on when they sense a certain level of darkness, why can’t tires have this same quality of response? The Japanese-based company Sumitomo recently […]

 Zachary Berry

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Depending on who you ask, Rick Sanchez of the Adult Swim hit show Rick and Morty is either one of the most complicated characters in cartoon history or simply a man obsessed with one thing above all else: McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan sauce. The character himself has declared that his main motivation is derived from the fast […]

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GM Vietnam Volunteers Reach Out to Help Students Affected by Flash Flooding

GM Vietnam Volunteers Reach Out to Help Students Affected by Flash Flooding

Around 50 General Motors Vietnam employees and Chevrolet dealership reps participated in a 400-kilometer goodwill journey from October 2 – 3, intended to support the students of two schools in the Mu Chang Chai District of Yen Bai that were affected by flash flooding. The trip involved seven Chevy Colorado pickup trucks filled with volunteers, supplies, […]

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Rebuilt Engines Offer Drivers Eco- and Cost-Friendly Choice

Rebuilt Engines Offer Drivers Eco- and Cost-Friendly Choice

Auto repair can get pricey, and sometimes even with endless cash repairing an extremely damaged engine just doesn’t make financial sense or may not even be possible. If you have a destroyed engine, you’re probably thinking it’s time for a new car. And, even though that is a reasonable choice, it’s an expensive choice, and […]

 Terry Lee

Honda Reports Its Environmental Performance and Progress

Honda Reports Its Environmental Performance and Progress

Honda has released its 13th annual North American Environmental Report (NAER), which details the environmental impact of its operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Related: Explore Honda’s many industry awards The report spans 51 pages, but you won’t have to read through all of that […]

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Motorized Nostalgia: 7 Obscure Car-Themed Cartoons from Your Childhood

Motorized Nostalgia: 7 Obscure Car-Themed Cartoons from Your Childhood

When we were children, there was nothing better than waking up and sitting in front of the television on a weekend, eating breakfast while mesmerized by the latest cartoons. Everyone had their favorite shows back then that they still remember fondly to this day; but over the years, there have been numerous ones that ended quickly or have […]

 Daniel Susco

Four Modern Car Features That Would Have Saved the Pope’s Face in Colombia

Four Modern Car Features That Would Have Saved the Pope’s Face in Colombia

Pope Francis, known to many, Catholic or not, as “the cool Pope,” recently had something of a mishap on his Popemobile tour of Colombia. When travelling slowly through the crowd in the city of Cartagena, the driver appears to lose concentration for a second and nearly runs into the preceding car, sending the poor Pope, […]

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Have You Ever Wondered What Roads Are Made Out of?

Have You Ever Wondered What Roads Are Made Out of?

They’re massive, they’re pervasive, and they’re integral to your daily transportation. Within a mere century, roads have erected throughout the entire world, paving the way for automotive transportation. Streets have become an inseparable part of every neighborhood and the overall global aesthetic. Just look out your front window and you’re bound to see these rock-solid […]

 Whitney Burch

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Cool Pavement Technology

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Cool Pavement Technology

  Cool pavement technology could greatly reduce global cooling and contribute to human health and comfort, especially as climate change continues to escalate. UCLA scientists predict that the number of hot days over 95 degrees will triple or quadruple by 2050. This predicted heat increase will be especially strong in metropolitan areas. Scientists have been […]

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