From Shredded C-Notes to Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way into Cars

I don’t drive, for reasons that I’ve stated before here, but things of an automotive nature  DO interest me in a major way – I knew about 3D ” printed ” components for cars, but the recycled elements I had no idea about. Did you know that there are SHREDDED $ 100 bills in your car ? Platinum ( more valuable than GOLD ! ) in your spark plugs ? & yes, probably gold as well. This may not be interesting to some people, BUT, since I have a penchant for munching on obscure, arcane pieces of knowledge, it caught my attention, naturally. 🙂 If we could recycle more materials belonging to defunct cars & other devices, it means less material in the waste stream & landfills – & the Earth is several percentage points cleaner.

Hence, I feel a sense of obligation to play micro – Prometheus ( whatever ) & share this knowledge with you. I think that you MAY just find it interesting !


There may be real cash in your next car, more than just your investment.

Source: From Shredded C-Notes to Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way into Cars


Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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