GM recycling Gulf oil booms for Volt parts

General Motors is recycling an estimated 100 miles of plastic boom material used to help contain the BP Gulf oil spill. GM plans to turn the booms into 100,000 pounds of plastic resin. The resin will be mixed with other materials, including recycled tires, to make the parts that deflect air around the Chevrolet Volt's radiator.

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