Automotive use of thermoplastic polymers has grown significantly within the last 10 years. At the same time that societal environmental expectations have increased and resulted in greater demand for the recycling of all materials. Efforts in recycling continue to be explored among the automotive community in planning for the recycling of the plastics being used in current products. Automotive manufacturers and their raw material suppliers are investigating technologies and processes that create the opportunity to produce viable outlets for recycled materials into both their original and other applications. The success of these efforts encouraged the investigation and development of a process to recycle post consumer bumpers as well.