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Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015
General Motors is using leftover adhesive in an effort to help protect the American bat population. GM has recently made great strides in green technology with electric vehicles. Now excess adhesive from the iconic Corvette Stingray is being used for conservation. U.S. bats are a vital part of the ecosystem, serving as pollinators and eating insects that can otherwise be pests. However, bats are at risk from a fungal infection that causes a fatal disease known as white nose syndrome. Conservationists can limit the spread of this fungus in the bat population by getting bats to roost in artificial caves, because these artificial caves can be sterilized to kill the fungus. GM is reclaiming excessive adhesive from its production line to construct these artificial bat caves. Structural adhesive is used in GM vehicles and excess adhesive builds up on applicator robots. Collecting this adhesive helps conserve the bat population and moves GM a step closer to landfill-free facilities.

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