Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 18, 2013

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Ford Program Recycles 120 Million Pounds of Damaged Vehicle Parts (with video)

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.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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