What Can Be Recycled in a Car?

Did you know that a car is made up of around 30,000 parts? Recycling these parts is crucial, since it helps to reduce your carbon footprint by preventing your end-of-life vehicle from ending up in landfill and damaging the planet, from the surrounding ecosystems to wildlife.
While we still can’t recycle a car in its entirety, about 80% can already be recycled. This staggering figure means that both metals and plastics, as well as components such as batteries, can be collected, scrapped and used in another application.
For example, a car’s tyres can be used as energy to create cement and the glass from the vehicle’s windows and mirrors can be used in concrete and asphalt. Recycling your car, then, has a lot of benefits, not just for your wallet and peace of mind, but also for the environment.
Morecambe Metals specialises in scrap metal recycling, so they can take a car at the end of its life and strip it down to recycle its parts. This keeps the car and its often-dangerous components (such as battery acid) from polluting the earth and water sources.
What Can Be Recycled in a Car
Infographic Source: https://www.morecambemetals.co.uk/what-can-be-recycled-in-a-car/

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