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[GreenYes] General Motors Offers End-of-Life Vehicle Manuals
General Motors Offers End-of-Life Vehicle Manuals

  
Online recycling information an industry first  

DETROIT, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first among U.S. automakers, General 
Motors announced today it is making its vehicle recycling information easily 
accessible by posting the manuals to its web site. 

GM's End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) manuals are available at www.gmability.com , 
the company's corporate stewardship site. 

"ELV manuals provide automotive dismantlers with information on which parts 
of a vehicle can be recycled," said Terry Cullum, Director of GM Global 
Design for Environment.  "Currently, 75 percent of a car is recyclable 
because the majority of it is metal.  But few plastics on vehicles are 
recycled due to lack of information out there for the dismantlers.  With ELV 
manuals now easily accessible, there's potential to significantly increase 
the percentage of the vehicle that is recycled. 

"These manuals provide the basis for increasing the recycling of plastics and 
other materials not currently recycled," Cullum said. 

He said posting ELV manuals on www.gmability.com is part of the corporation's 
overall sustainability effort to balance business, social and environmental 
goals. 

"We're hoping to encourage more efficient recycling of materials from 
end-of-life vehicles," said Cullum.  "Dismantlers will benefit from the 
detailed dismantling information that we are providing on the web." 

Manuals currently available detail how to dismantle for recycling the 2000 
and 2001 models of the Oldsmobile Alero, Cadillac Seville, Chevrolet Camaro, 
Chevrolet Corvette and the entire family of light-duty trucks with the 
exception of the Chevrolet Astro. 

General Motors (NYSE: <A HREF="aol://4785:GM">GM</A>), the world's largest 
vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide.  
In 2000, GM earned $5 billion on sales of $183.3 billion.  It employs about 
386,000 people globally.  For more information about GM's environmental 
progress in the areas of products, plants and partnerships please visit 
www.gm.com/company/gmability/environment . 

SOURCE  General Motors Corporation   

CO:  General Motors Corporation 

ST:  Michigan 

IN:  AUT MLM ENV 

SU: 

03/29/2001 10:59 EST http://www.prnewswire.com 




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