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VEHICLE RECYCLING Americans discard an estimated 10 million vehicles annually. In response to environmental concerns, American automakers are promoting the use of recycled materials. The automakers are also researching how they can improve the recyclability of future cars. More than 90 percent of discarded vehicles are returned to shredders and automotive recyclers. In just one year, the U.S. and Canada recover more than 11 million
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Unformatted text preview: tons of steel and other iron materials, and another 800,000 tons of non-iron metals. Much of the focus is on recyclable bumpers, instrument panels, seats, and interior trim. One car maker is turning old bumpers into new tail light housings. More than 50 million recycled soft drink bottles are used each year to make parts for new cars and trucks....
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