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Help Save the Environment with Scrap Car Recycling

Scrap car recycling does more than just taking one’s worn out and no longer usable car out of one’s hands. Scrap car recycling is not an end but rather, an environmentally friendly means of worn out car disposal.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cars are being disposed – not taking into account those that are simply left by owners in parks and other public areas. These cars are made with various materials including glass, metal, stainless steel, plastic and others. At the end of their life span, all of these materials can still be recycled or made use of.

Scrap car recycling involves several processes but mainly, it involves dismantling the whole worn out vehicle. Vehicle parts which can still be used or those that are still valuable are kept and stored. The rest of the vehicle will then be crushed and is off to the steel mill.

Scrap car recycling has loads of benefits. Firstly, it rids the owner the problem of having to think how to keep a worn out and no longer usable car. Cars which have reached the end of their lives are often seen occupying a considerable amount of space in the garage or worse, even blocking half or part of the driveway! Getting rid of worn out cars through scrap car recycling is of great help to the car owner. Another benefit that comes with scrap car recycling, and probably the biggest benefit is that it helps the environment. Scrap car recycling saves energy and natural resources. The mere act of recycling steel already saves the steel industry a whooping 18 million households worth of energy in a year! This is because instead of making new steel, the steel industry is making use of recycled steel from the scrap car recycling industry. Such act alone consumes 74 percent less energy compared to producing new metal or steel. Energy is not the only thing that is saved from recycling steel. Scrap car recycling also save an estimated 85 million barrels of oil every year which is how much it takes to produce new steel or metal on an annual basis. Scrap car recycling also saves landfills from being crowded and contaminated with over 11 million tons of steel and 800,000 non ferrous materials. This is because instead of being buried in landfills and left there to rot, steel and non ferrous materials are put to good use again through recycling. This includes using them in new products or making new materials out of the old ones.