General Motors Co. is honoring the supplier that spearheaded a program to recycle hundreds of miles worth of used oil booms from the Gulf of Mexico and use the material in car parts. Mobile Fluid Recovery Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., worked with the Detroit-based automaker previously on efforts to clean and recycle rags used during auto production. The multi-company effort headed by Mobile Fluid Recovery cleaned and recovered more than 200 miles of polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC and other materials from booms used in the 2010 oil spill cleanup in the Gulf. The plastics were then used in air baffles for the Chevrolet Volt electric car. GM announced in a June 10 news release that it gave the company is Environmental Excellence Award for providing unique recycling ideas and collaboration on projects. (Thanks to Rhoda Miel, Plastics News' staff reporter in Detroit, for writing this up).
GM honors oil boom recycler
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