• Mar 23rd 2011 at 6:01PM
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Chevy Volt battery housing turned into bird house – Click above for high-res image gallery

Yes, you read that right. General Motors has indeed taken scrap battery covers that would otherwise have been discarded and, with the help of a team of youngsters from the Lasky Recreation Center in Detroit, turned them into duck houses.

Seems odd, no doubt, but we'd certainly rather see creative recycling such as this instead of sending off the scrap bits and pieces to rot for hundreds of years in a landfill or some other ignominious end-of-life scenario.

According to The General, these homes "will provide a safe place for wood ducks and even screech owls to lay their eggs." For what it's worth, this is the second such creative recycling project we've heard about from the team behind the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the first being the reuse of oil-soaked boom material from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico made into underhood plastic Volt parts. Nice work, GM.


Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes
  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes
  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes

  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes
  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes

  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes
  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes

  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes
  • Chevy Volt battery housing recycled into duck homes


[Source: General Motors]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      GM is way behind the curve on this kind of stunt, Mazda's been using their fuel lines to promote Yellow Sac spiders for YEARS.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no amount of pro Detroit style union Green GM propaganda will change the fact Detroit has lost the most amount of population over the past decade, lol~~~

      People have voted with their foot!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Please! Don't give him the luxury and international fame of the Ambassador Bridge, send his trolling butt back under the Belle Isle bridge...
      • 4 Years Ago
      But, by increasing the duck and owl population, we'll decimate the fish and mouse population, resulting in a huge increase in mosquitos and insects, leading to an increased spread of disease!
      :-P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't worry, dude, just convince noodlz to turn his gas tank into a bat box. That thing will easily hold 28 gallons of bats.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Yes indeed, that's not a duck, but a Screech Owl.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It doesn`t get any greener than that, now does it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmmm, perhaps they can do the same thing for all those sucking up welfare....on my dime.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awww, who gives a hoot anyway....
      • 4 Years Ago
      That`s an owl,not a duck
      • 4 Years Ago
      pretty cool
      • 4 Years Ago
      When is that report coming out with the findings for? Why are all these owls having tumors? Battery cover... psst
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good Job GM!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Duck house? That looks more like an owl in the second photo, but interesting nonetheless
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