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Oily Gulf residue finds second life

Oily Gulf residue finds second life

Ever think any good could come out of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Well, some could, perhaps. Rather than spending hundreds of years in a landfill slowly breaking down, General Motors has found a creative way to utilise booms used to contain oil from the spill, recycling them into its car designs. Watch how it works below.

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