02 Sep '11, 4am

How Dependence on #Cars has Changed Our Lifestyle and Planet

How Dependence on #Cars has Changed Our Lifestyle and Planet

Today, the pressure on car engineers is to design an environmentally friendly vehicle in an environmentally friendly process. This raises some serious environmental concerns about car production and final vehicle disposal that cannot be addressed through improved technology alone. One side effect of new production is the increased use of resources that harm the planet. New roads, parking lots, gas stations and factories to support our need and desire for vehicles will have to be built, upgraded and maintained. More cars also mean more pressure for oil and more oil exploration. Adding more plastics to reduce the weight and improve fuel consumption makes it more difficult to recycle the vehicle at its end-of-life cycle.

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-our-dependence-...

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