PARIS – The pressure of reducing fuel consumption while making cars more recyclable has Europe’s auto makers more open than ever to new plastic materials. It also is forcing suppliers of some plastics to solve the OEMs’ recycling problems or lose business. Some of the automotive plastics that auto makers have used for years to reduce the mass of their cars now have them in the government’s doghouse. "There is a problem in the short run," admits Robert Lassartesses, Renault SA recycling ...

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