In my most recent article on Earth911, I cover the 10 year anniversary of Ford Motor’s car parts recycling program. The Core Recovery Program salvages everything from windshield wiper motors to bumpers--going far beyond the usual recycling of steel that automakers have done for decades. Working with dealers across the country, Ford tags each car part with a bar code and tracks them as they go from factory to dealer.

To learn a little more about how Ford’s recycling works, and how this ties in with the transformation underway in Detroit, watch the video below.

Read the full article on Earth911 here. (Image credit: Ford)

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.