Mazda claims to be the world’s first auto maker to recycle scrapped bumpers from end-of-life vehicles into raw material for new bumpers. The auto maker is using new technology in Japan to make rear bumpers for its Biante minivan. Until now, bumpers from ELVs have been turned into automobile-shredder residue and burned in thermal-recycling systems. Bumpers make up a large proportion of the plastic used in vehicles, and Mazda says new its new recycling technology effectively increases ...

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