BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The automotive aftermarket's commitment to widespread environmental practices is featured in a new portfolio developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). The portfolio, online and in printed format, is designed to build awareness of the industry's extensive contributions to a cleaner environment and is part of AAIA's initiative, "Driving Toward a Cleaner Environment: The Automotive Aftermarket's Green Story."
The automotive aftermarket's common environmental practices in the areas of recycling, disposal, packaging, transportation and facilities management are consolidated in the portfolio. It currently highlights the industry's efforts in recycling used engine oil and oil filters, batteries, tires, parts cleaning solvents, scrap metal, cardboard and paper, wood pallets, dunnage, plastics and remanufacturing parts.
"The core purpose of aftermarket businesses is to provide the products, services and parts to keep America's vehicles operating properly, efficiently, safely and cleanly, which contributes to better gas mileage, less energy consumption and cleaner air," said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of AAIA. "By the very nature of its business, the automotive aftermarket industry has for decades practiced sustainability and has been 'green' long before being green was mainstream."
For more information about the automotive aftermarket's green story, contact AAIA at 301-654-6664 or visit www.aftermarket.org/green.
AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 members and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets.
SOURCE Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association