Everyone knows the importance of recycling. However, reusing items is just as important to being environmentally friendly as recycling. And of course this also goes for used auto parts! Most junk cars are full of useful parts, and it would be environmentally irresponsible to let them go to waste. That’s one of the many benefits of buying auto parts used.
Of course, not every part of every car can be reused, and that is where automotive recycling comes in. According to the EPA, each year the United States recycles roughly 12 million vehicles, making automobiles the most recycled item in the entire country. Roughly 80% of an automobile by weight is recycled in the US. A whopping 27 million cars are recycled globally.
Some of the parts recycled from these vehicles include metals (both ferrous and non-ferrous varieties), glass from windows, rubber from hoses and tires, car batteries, various electrical parts, carpets, and even fluids. Additionally, 14 million tons of steel are recycled from vehicles every year. This huge amount of steel is enough to make nearly 13 million new vehicles! In fact, each new car on the market today includes an average of 25% recycled steel in its body.
Whether you are looking for a replacement auto part or to sell your junk vehicle in Atlanta, U-Wrench-It is here to help. Call us about parts at (770) 448-6485 or contact us at (404) 805-0900 for more information about getting rid of your junk car today. The environment will thank you!