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.