EREF Names DaimlerChrysler Environmentalist of the Year

Washington, D.C. -- The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) has named DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hills, Mich., its 2002 Environmentalist of the Year for the company's waste recycling, reuse and disposal efforts.

DaimlerChrysler turns waste into car parts through the Chrysler Group's Concepts for Advanced Recycling and Environmental (CARE) Car II program. The goals of the program are to increase the recyclability and recovery of automobiles from 75 percent to approximately 95 percent, and to increase the use of recycled materials in production vehicles.

Bernard Robertson, senior vice president of engineering technologies and regulatory affairs for DaimlerChrysler, will accept the award along with a $50,000 check on behalf of EREF.