Material used to stop oil flow in Gulf of Mexico spill to be recycled by GM
We all remember the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, one of the worst environment-ripping man made disasters of the year. To clean it all up, hundreds of miles of plastic boom were used to contain and remove all the toxic oil from the water, which had a terribly adverse effect on the ecology, killing fish and birds by the hundreds. Anyways, next year, that entire plastic boom used that stopped the evil oil flowing around, will now find a new life, in Chevrolet’s Volt electric vehicle. Miles and miles of plastic boom will be recycled and used as under-hood parts for the first year production of the Volt. This will keep the plastic out of the landfills and save the environment from any more harm.
25 percent boom material and 25 percent recycled tires from GM’s Milford Proving Ground vehicle test facility will be used to make the car part. This indeed is a green step taken by GM to help keep the oil-containing plastic away from landfills.