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ArvinMeritor Recycles 89 Percent of Waste Materials Globally

Also Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Water Consumption

TROY, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today - as part of its global sustainability platform - that it has increased its recycling rate year-over-year to 89 percent from 83 percent. In 2008, more than 486 million pounds of materials from around the world - including metals, cardboard, wood and paper - were recycled for other applications.

During the same time period, the company's manufacturing facilities in Carrollton, Ky., and Venissieux, Lyon, France, found beneficial uses for more than 120,000 tons of used foundry sand -- which otherwise would have been added to landfills. Carrollton provided sand for the construction of a nearby interstate; while Venissieux provided sand to be used for road construction and the production of cement blocks.

The company has also established a global greenhouse emissions inventory which is a key component of ArvinMeritor's sustainability plan. The company's facility in Asheville, N.C., implemented electricity conversion measures that helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4,600 metric tons by aligning power usage with production schedules and making use of more efficient air compressors and boilers. At the company's manufacturing facility in St. Priest, Lyon, France, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were reduced by more than 60 percent due in part to converting high solvent VOCs to water-based paints and installing improved painting efficiency equipment, including new paint robots. And in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, the company completed three water conversion projects that helped reduce water consumption by two-thirds, or more than 100,000 tons.

ArvinMeritor is one of 77 companies profiled today in the 2009 Business Roundtable Report titled, Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future: 2009 Progress Report, which highlights leading U.S. companies who are advancing sustainability through environmental, social and economic programs.

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company marks its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' ArvinMeritor serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: www.arvinmeritor.com.

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

CONTACT:
Krista Sohm,
+1-248-435-7115,
krista.sohm@arvinmeritor.com,
or for Investor Inquiries,
Terry Huch,
+1-248-435-9426,
terry.huch@arvinmeritor.com,
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.arvinmeritor.com
(ARM)

 
 
 
 
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