Recycling the “New” Car Industry

Recycling in 2017 and the future will continue to be a highly debated subject around the world as we continue to grow and develop this high speed blue planet we all call home.  You may know some facts about the automotive recycling industry (you can learn a few here). But it may surprise most of you that cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world.¹  Also, car recycling is one of the top industries in the United States.  It is estimated that 85-90% of that car you drive in can be pulled apart and recycled when it reaches the end of its glorious life.²  However, if you are keeping up with the auto industry you know that automakers are responding as fast as they can to keep up with the consumer’s never ending appetite for technology in every area of their life.

Just take a look at some of the technologies to watch for based on research by Forbes contributor Karl Brauer after attending CES and Detroit auto shows:

  • autonomous vehicles
  • driver override systems
  • biometric vehicle access
  • active window displays
  • remote vehicle shutdown
  • active health monitoring
  • four-cylinder supercars
  • personalized in-car marketing
recycling new car industry technology

PHOTO: Automotive Recycling Magazine, self-parking feature in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. http://a-r-a.org/automotive-recycling-magazine/vehicle-technology-deconstructing-new-cars-extra-sensory-perception-reality/

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3 Reasons to Donate a Car Before the End of the Year

Vehicle donations make a real difference to worthy causes.

Why Donate on Giving Tuesday

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that this election season was rough.  Now more than ever, we need people who will strengthen communities, fill our world with compassion, and bring hope to the hopeless.  I’m so fortunate to work every day with people just like that.  People whose full-time job is feeding the hungry, finding cures for cancer, building homes for the homeless, and filling our world with beautiful art and music.   Continue reading

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AIDs Awareness Month

744px-red_ribbon-svgAIDs is one of the scariest words in the dictionary, but as scary as the word may seem to us, for some it is a lifelong reality. Over one million Americans are living with HIV/AIDs.

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2009 Mini Cooper S for the American Cancer Society.

In November 2016 we had a car donation to the American Cancer Society from a generous donor from Oklahoma. They had donated their 2009 Mini Cooper S 2 door to help support their favorite charity.

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1969 Pontiac Bonneville for Ideastream Public Radio

Donated in Ohio, this 1969 Pontiac Bonneville helped raise funding for Ideastream Public Radio.

Lets talk a bit about the Bonnie (short for Bonneville). The 1969 Pontiac Bonneville is a part of the fourth generation of the Bonneville family (1965-70). This generation is considered one of the best selling automobiles in history after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T and the Lada Riva. Lets discuss specs shall we? The 428 cu in (7.0L) V8 OHV (overhead valve) engine has 360 Horsepower at 4,600 RPM and 472 lb ft torque at 3,200 RPM. This 1969 Pontiac Bonneville weighs 4,181 lbs, has the two-door convertible body and seats six.

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Ideastream’s mission is to strengthen the community. They are using media to provide distinctive and thought-provoking programs that will enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

Car donations help raise funding for your favorite charities and every car donation, big and small, helps them continue their work.

If you are interested in learning how to donate a car to NPR or would like to start donating a car, truck, suv, boat or personal craft, please click here or go to: http://www.cartalkvdp.com/orgs/?id=WCPN

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