Ford Motor Co. said it has recycled 120 million pounds of damaged vehicle parts in 10 years.
The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said in a news release its Ford Core Recovery Program has added bumpers and headlights in the past two years to the list of parts recycled or remanufactured. Last year Ford collected about 62,000 bumpers and 26,000 headlight units.
The company said several issues necessitated the program: More complex and expensive parts in cars and trucks, the need for more control regarding the sale of aftermarket components, and a need to recycle more.
“Most parts that come back to us through the program still have a lot of life left,” said Kim Goering, manager of Ford’s remanufacturing and recycling programs. “That makes a strong business case to do whatever we can to extend the life of these components. Even more important, however, is that Ford strongly believes it’s just the right thing to do from an environmental perspective.”