The automotive industry leads the way in recycling…
With climate change constantly on the rise, it’s important to highlight the positive effects the automotive industry is having. Below, we highlight some of the reasons why scrapping your car could be beneficial to the environment and why the car industry is leading the way in recycling.
Cars can be recycled and reused
There are many benefits of deciding to scrap your car. Not only will you receive money for doing so, but your car will be depolluted, recycled and can then be reused for new items and given a new purpose. A few examples of these are:
- Plastics can be turned into polymers before being reused as items such as garden furniture or waste bins
- Carpets and fabrics can be recycled and reused in household items or home furnishings
- Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as platinum which can be removed and reused for items such as jewellery
- Tyres can be recycled and reused for items such as flooring in children’s playgrounds
- Metal bodies can be melted and reused for new cars, bridges, or tin cans
- Engine oil is regularly converted to be used as fuel for ships
Strict regulations to protect the environment
In the past, car scrapping has negatively impacted the environment due to cars not being depolluted correctly. Now, there are strict rules and regulations in place to make sure this can no longer happen. Car scrapping centres now have to adhere to the environmental regulations which ensures a car is depolluted and hazardous materials are disposed of correctly. Here at Scrapping A Car, we are a registered Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) so you can be sure we are adhering to all of the guidelines.
High automotive standards
Authorised Treatment Facilities must meet international targets set by the End of Life Vehicles Directive (ELV Directive). This includes targets such as requiring ATFs to recycle a minimum of 95% of a vehicle with no materials being left behind. This makes the recycling process rigorous and specific, by choosing a registered ATF like Scrapping A Car, you can be sure we are as recycling as much of the vehicle as possible.
Why choose Scrapping A Car to scrap your vehicle?
At Scrapping A Car, we are the end buyer of your vehicle. This means you don’t have to worry that the person buying your vehicle does not follow the legal guidelines. We aim to make the process as hassle free as possible when you decide to scrap your car for recycling.
Our quotes are guaranteed, and your vehicle will be collected free of charge, no matter what condition your vehicle is in. To find out more, call our happy to help team on 0203 870 2545. Alternatively, you can see what your vehicle is worth instantly here.