Vehicular Products   landscape, no people

This includes, engine coolants, rebuilt vehicular parts, re-refined lubricating oils, retreaded tires, etc.

Purchasing information:

  • The above-mentioned products are included in the EPA CPG’s Vehicular Products list, with recommendations for recycled content percentage levels.
  • There are different standards for re-used lubricating oils depending on the purpose of the oil.
  • Retreaded tires have been safely used on school buses, trucks, cars, fire engines, and other emergency vehicles for decades.

Key specifications:

  • The product shall meet or exceed the federal CPG guidelines for post-consumer recycled content.
  • Recycled coolant and re-refined oil shall meet nationally recognized performance specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • “Rebuilt” or “remanufactured” parts must be processed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) “Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automotive Parts Industry,” 16 CFR Part 20. Rebuilders must test each part for compliance with FTC specifications and correct defects as necessary.

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This toolkit was developed with support from the EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program.

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