Automobile Policy

Oil Slick LargeThis topic could drive you crazy. Fortunately considerable attention is being paid to addressing waste issues through the lens of the automobile.

Setting aside for the moment the SUV-sized issues of fuel source and miles per gallon, you still have to address such questions as:

  • What materials are used to make our vehicles, and are they recyclable?
  • What are the environmental impacts of our cars during their long, useful lives (for example, where does all that tire tread and windshield washer fluid go?)
  • How do we manage our car’s final demise, especially after you have harvested any useful metals and are left with auto-shred residue?

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EDV Tesla Plug In

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Oil Drums Blue Many

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Used Oil and HHW Collection, Outreach & Education

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Community Car Wash Pollution Prevention – Kirkland, Bellevue & Redmond

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Automotive Product Stewardship Roadmap

Auto Gears

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Auto Dead Car

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