23 May '11, 8pm

General Motors Doubles Oil-Spill Waste Collected from Gulf Disaster

General Motors Doubles Oil-Spill Waste Collected from Gulf Disaster

DETROIT, MI — Last year, long after the worst of the news from BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had receded from the headlines, we reported on a feel-good news item from General Motors that emerged in the wake of the spill: The company is planning to collect the booms used to absorb oil from the spill along 100 miles of the Alabama and Louisiana coasts and recycle them into parts to be used in the new Chevy Volt. GM estimates it will net about 100,000 pounds of plastic resin from recycling the booms, which it will then use to make air deflectors for the Volt's radiator. The amount of recycled plastic from the booms will be enough to supply parts for the entire estimated first year of Volt production. Nearly six months later, it turns out the project was far more successful -- or perhaps the spill was far worse and more boom-intensive -- than imagined. General Motors to...

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