Clean Air Foundation

Clean Air Foundation

November 22, 2007 13:58 ET

Need a Source? Your Old Car...Good or Bad for the Environment? Car Heaven Program Addresses New Report on Aging Vehicles

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2007) -

Attention: Assignment, Consumer, Environment, Auto Editors and Reporters

A new report on Canada's auto industry notes that vehicles are lasting dramatically longer with 43 per cent of passenger cars built 15 years ago still on the road. The author, industry analyst Dennis Des Rosiers, noted that older cars have a far more devastating effect on the environment than newer make and models.

The Clean Air Foundation's Car Heaven program lets Canadians get rid of their old cars in an environmentally sound way - preventing emissions, reusing and recycling the materials and offering attractive consumer incentives.

Fatima Dharsee, Manager of the Clean Air Foundation's Car Heaven program,
is available to speak about:

- How Car Heaven has already safely recycled more than 70,000 cars in
- How a 10 year-old vehicle produces 30 times the smog of a new vehicle
- How Car Heaven works with auto recyclers across the country to safely
recycle donated vehicles
-- Good parts are salvaged and reused
-- Hazardous materials are reclaimed and safely disposed -
including mercury switches
-- All fluids are drained and safely disposed

The Car Heaven program was launched in 2000 by the Clean Air Foundation, it is an initiative designed to accelerate the retirement of old, higher polluting vehicles and ensure that vehicles are recycled in an environmentally friendly way. The program rewards and enables people to get their older cars permanently off the road.

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview with
    Fatima Dharsee, please contact:
    Media Profile
    Jessica Rutledge
    (416) 342-1820