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Auto Repair: P2 Opportunities
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
National Assistance
Regional Assistance
Complete List of Links

Pollution Prevention Opportunities

Pollution Prevention Opportunities

Things To Consider

P2 Flow Chart

Top 10 reasons to improve your environmental and waste reduction activities:

  • Reduce costs.
  • Increase profits.
  • Improve fleet operations.
  • Maintain industry and regulatory standards.
  • OSHA General Industry Standards.
  • Safe handling strorage of compressed gasses, flammable and combustable liquids.
  • Employee health and safety.
  • Proper disposal of special wastes--batteries, and oilfilters.
  • Oil recycling\reuse
  • Outsource waste operations saving costs

Why Change ?

  • Reduce risk of exposure to employees from chemical wastes.
  • Improve operational efficiency.
  • Reduce costs of waste management.
  • Reducing automotive wastes, solvents, paints, and cleaners reduces soil and landfill pollution.

How to Change?

  • New methods for waste management.
  • Technological advances which reduce costs.
  • Compare operations using a checklist.
  • Generate options\alternatives for action.
  • Cost Comparisons.
  • Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

Essential Links

Essential reference links for the Automotive Industry include:

P2 Opportunities In Automotive Repair This facts sheet contains many helpful tips on keeping the Automotive Repair Shop clean. Among them is sealing the shop floor.

Waste Reduction Fact Sheet This fact sheet contains some "do's and "don'ts regarding the disposal of Antifreeze.

Brake Washing Systems This Fact sheet contains a brief description of aqueous brake washing systems, It also shows a cost saving payback in less than 2 years.

Oil Filter Research Project The following report will discuss the goals of this research project, explain the methods used to assess the reusable oil filters, describe the characteristics of both disposable and reusable oil filters, discuss the results of tests conducted on oil samples, discuss engine performance and assess ecological and economic factors associated with the reusable and disposable oil filters..

Automotive Aftermarket Eco-Friendly Services The Automotive Aftermarket industry was green long before “being green” was considered mainstream. Here are some industry’s widespread efforts on behalf of the automotive aftermarket that helps lower the environmental impact..

PartsTrader’s motto for repairers is “Your suppliers. Your parts. Your choice”.  PartsTrader is an open platform that allows repairers to find, price and order replacement parts from every type of supplier. OEM, aftermarket, remanufactured, and recycled part suppliers can all register with PartsTrader, as long as they are nominated by a PartsTrader repairer.  PartsTrader is a tool to improve the  collision replacement parts sourcing, quoting and ordering process. PartsTrader not a parts retailer.

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Hub Last Updated: 6/5/2013