Honda to recycle rare earths to be green

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TOKYO: Honda says it will start recycling so-called "rare earth" materials and other key ingredients in hybrid auto batteries this year.

The step is a key innovation in the Japanese automaker's effort to be green.

Honda officials said Wednesday the company is targeting September or October to begin what would be a first in mass production in the auto sector.





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