Junk Car Recycling

Did you know that almost 98% of a vehicle can be recycled? The raw metals can be smelted, purified, and reused in thousands of other applications. The glass and plastics from the vehicle can also be melted down and rubber from tires can be reused. Liquids like engine oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluids can either be neutralized and made safe or reusable in other applications.

Nearly 25 cars are recycled every minute across the world and the scrap industry processes just short of 145 million tons of recyclable material each year into raw materials for industrial manufacturing. When compared to extracting raw materials from the earth, recycling a junk car saves 90% in raw materials, 75% in energy, 86% in reduced air pollution, 76% reduction of water pollution, 40% reduction of water use, and 97% reduction in mining waste.

For more information, check out this Infographic by The Clunker Junker

Related Posts

Best Ways To Recycle Ink Cartridges Did you know that ink cartridges take about a thousand years to decompose? Millions of empty ink and toner cartridges end up as trash in landfills, sp...
UK Recycling Facts & Figures Recycling is a very hot topic in the UK at the moment. An increasingly popular notion for many years, it is currently in the public eye more than ever...
When Eco Waste Recycling Does More Bad Than Good Whilst eco waste recycling is far better than sending waste off to languish in landfill, there are some instances when placing an item into the recycl...
It’s Time Festivals Invested in Eco Packaging Due to thousands of people living in the one space for an entirety of five days there is not only packaging waste but thousands of materials are left ...