December 2014 •www.partslocator.com
ASON Learning and the Institute of Scrap Recycling
Industries (ISRI) are collaborating on a project to build
awareness about recycling vehicles. The groups invited young
filmmakers, artists, automobile enthusiasts and recycling ad-
vocates to participate in a contest that showcases the different
commodities that can be recycled from end-of-life vehicles.
Many different commodities are needed to make all the parts
that go into a car, and almost all of them are recyclable. In the
Automobile Recycling Awareness Contest, students in grades
5 - 12 are challenged to research one or more of the commodi-
ties that go into making a car and find out what happens to
each commodity through the automobile recycling process
Students currently residing in the United States may en-
ter the contest as individuals or in small teams of up to four
students. Entrants must create an original video or poster in the
style of an infomercial or awareness campaign to illustrate the
process and challenges that go along with recycling their cho-
sen commodity or commodities into a reusable form. Top video
and posters will be used to help educate the public on the many
different commodities that make up automobiles, how those
commodities can be recycled to develop other products, and the
importance of designing automobiles for end-of-life recycling.
“Last year, more than 11.5 million cars in the U.S. were re-
cycled into commodity grade materials including metals, glass,
plastic, rubber, and textiles,” said Robin Wiener, president of
ISRI. “By exploring automobile recycling in a fun and educa-
tional way, this contest gives young people the opportunity to
learn about the life cycle and value of every commodity. At the
same time, it will encourage many students to pursue careers
in science, technology, engineering, and math in fields such as
the recycling industry.”
“At JASON we pride ourselves on connecting students with
the real professionals working in science, technology, engineer-
ing and math (STEM) to explore new frontiers and find new
solutions to the problems threatening our environment,” said
JASON Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Eleanor Smalley. “The Automobile Recycling Awareness
Contest will teach students about the automobile recycling
process from some of the industry’s biggest players, and give
them the opportunity to think critically about the design and
recycling of future automobiles.”
Entries must be submitted by January 15, 2015, and the
winners will be selected by March 15, 2015. Prizes for the
finalists include being featured on the JASON and ISRI web-
sites, a year of JASON online access, a contest t-shirt, and, for
two grand prize winners, a trip for the entrants and a parent
or guardian to ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition in
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 21-25, 2015.
For more information about the contest, including how to
enter and submit your work, and JASON and ISRI in general,
please visit: jason.org/contests.
ISRI Promotes Vehicle Recycling
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
While the CTS will stick of around,
lack of interest in the wagon model
lead to its discontinuation.
Slow U.S. sales, coupled with
the cessation of Holden Motors in
Australia, led to this discontinuation.
Dodge Grand Caravan
Now owned by Fiat, Chrysler has
trimmed its minivan offerings to only
the Chrysler Town & Country.
There are rumors that the Durango
could simply shift brands and become
a new, three-row SUV in Jeep’s lineup,
but that has yet to be confirmed.
Honda Fit EV
Honda only offered the Fit EV on
a lease basis.
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
The 2015 Nissan Murano has an all-new
body, but the CrossCabriolet was never
a popular version.
The cube is a slow-selling Nissan model.
The TL is an underperforming
model in Acura’s lineup.
Jaguar’s F-Type model is much
more successful than the XK.
Toyota FJ Cruiser
This was only ever slated as a
Say Goodbye To These Vehicles After 2015
list of brand new vehicles is published each January
as automakers ready for the New Year with hopes
of new sales. But as new vehicles are unveiled, there are
always old models that are discontinued. Automakers
discontinue vehicles for a variety of reasons, sometimes
an engine stops being produced, thus negating the model,
other times manufacturers want to streamline, or there’s
a change in ownership and, of course, some models just
don’t sell. Insider Car News(www.insidercarnews.com)
recently published a list of 10 models that won’t be manu-
factured after 2015. Here is a list of those models that
won’t be seen again.