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Car Recycling Statistics and Facts

Vehicles industry is one of the most materials users in manufacturing, usually cars contains of at least 20 type of materials within, from steel, iron to fiber, through cloth and glass, and the list goes one.

One car often contains of 60-70 percent of metal materials like iron and steel, which makes it a high source for recycled metal materials.

With the high level of cars` production all over the world, the old and damaged cars or parts are usually recycled, as they contains the highly valuable materials used in manufacturing.

Cars' manufacturers declares they need recycling operation for old cars, as it reduce the prices and the usage of natural resources materials.

As their words and efforts are observed for everyone, on this article we will present some interesting facts and statistics on car recycling and if you want to learn more about rubbish removal visit this website:

  • Steel from cars are the most recycled material in the world.
  • Nowadays, Cars` industry is on the top recycling manufacturers of the world, as it encourage its consumer through proper channels to recycle, although they tend to gather and collect every possible recycled component of vehicles for recycling, from various locations all over the world.
  • Due to the above fact, the industry makes a reasonable percentage among other industries, on having a positive impact on the environment.
  • For every average car; 70-85% of its components can be recycled, the rest is disposed of permanently.
  • On the average; 35-40 million tons of steel which equal to 35 million cars are recycled every year all over the world, which make the industry manufacturers in the 1st place as the minimum consumer of steel as a natural resource.
  • The United States is the biggest country in automotive recycling with average revenue of 25 billion dollars per year.
  • Automotive recycling operations has a long accurate process, it starts with separating all car`s materials, and transferring reusable parts into manufactories to re-deploy, and then redirecting damaged and old materials into recycling manufactories, to produce new cars and vehicles.
  • Recycling cars is one of the oldest recycling industries, it is operated for more than 70 years ago, as it began in the 40s of the 20th century.



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