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  • noun A mixture of non-ferrous materials used in automobiles, difficult to recycle.


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auto- +‎ fluff


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  • "Gershow collects metal products, shreds them and turns them into usable pure metals. Most of its scrap comes from old cars, but for every ton of steel that the company recovers, between 226 kg and 318 kg of 'autofluff' is produced.

    Autofluff is the stuff that is left over after a car has been shredded and the steel extracted. It contains plastics, rubber, wood, paper, fabrics, glass, sand, dirt, and various bits of metal."

    - Catherine Brahic, 'Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil',, 26 June 2007.

    November 23, 2008