Selling Your Junk Car is Good for the Environment

 

Selling your junk car is not only good for your wallet but has a positive impact on the environment. When you sell or junk a used car, salvaged parts can be used on older cars, while others are recycled and the metals used to create new steel, copper, brass, aluminum and other products.

Car recycling is cost effective and ultimately keeps a balance between the car manufacturing business and the environment. Some facts about the junk car recycling industry are; USA and Canada recycling provides enough steel to produce about 13 million new vehicles and the recycling industry in the US contributes to $25 billion per year to the national GDP.  In the scrap metal industry there are two different types of categories for recyclable material, ferrous and nonferrous. Cars are about 86% recyclable material and 65% ferrous material. Ferrous materials contain iron, that is why they magnetize to the electric magnet machines at scrap metal yards. Steel, aluminum, plastic are the top 3 materials that make up your car.

 

 

By taking your junk car to Gershow’s Recycling, not only are you helping yourself and the local economy but also the environment. If you go to the homepage and click the “Get a Quote” button you can fill out a small form to find out the cash return for your junk car.

By conserving energy and recycling your car, less fuel is used to manufacture the materials and lowers the emissions of greenhouse gasses. Recycled steel is cheaper and uses less energy than manufacturing new steel. All steel produced today has at least 25% recycled steel in it. Some other salvaged parts of the car are:  engine oil, oil filters, glass, engines and transmissions, scrap metal, batteries, tires, water pumps, belts, plastics, mats and more.

If you haven’t noticed more and more eco-friendly products are put on the market today. They are either, bio-degradable, vegan, cruelty-free, reusable or recycled. Some car options are hybrid or electric that have low emissions and are better for the environment. Over time, people are re-thinking their daily life activities and are actively looking for ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle.

 

Sources:

https://recyclenation.com/2018/03/how-are-cars-recycled/

https://sellmax.com/car-recycling/

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/sponsorstory/13-surprising-car-parts-that-can-be-recycled-and-reused

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/auto-recycling-facts-and-figures-2877933

 

 

 

 

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