21 Apr '17, 8am

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

Aluminum chips go down a chute on their way to being recycled at a Ford plant. Automakers, especially the American Big Three, are longtime recycling leaders. After all, those large sheets of metal, particularly the steel that comprises a car’s body, are easy pickings. General Motors, for example, has said in the past that it generates $1 billion in revenues annually from recycling. In recent months, the company partnered with its peers, as well as NGOs, to boost its waste diversion efforts. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement on waste diversion. As automobile designers and engineers consider approaches to creating cars that are lighter and more fuel-efficient, new materials find their way into newer models of cars. This is particularly true of aluminum, more of which is finding its way in cars for both its durability and reduced weight. In the case of Ford M...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/04/ford-every-last-scrap...

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