Cars and trucks are often the topic of conversation when it comes to world pollution. However, the automotive recycling industry is one of the most efficient programs running. Consequently, in the U.S. and Canada alone there are over 11 million vehicles recycled every year.¹ The automotive recycling industry is continuously developing creative ways to reuse components and reduce waste. It is estimated that between 85-90% of a vehicle’s materials are recycled or reused.²
The typical car consists of about 65% steel and iron, by weight. Furthermore, of this about 25% consists of recycled steel. Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. ³
In addition to conserving natural resources, the automotive recycling industry greatly reduces air and water pollution. Also, each year over 8 million and 24 million gallons of gasoline and motor oil are recycled collectively. ²
The use of sustainable materials is widespread in automotive production. You can find initiatives being put into action from almost every brand of vehicles out there.
Additionally, one way that you can get involved is by donating your used vehicle. Every month there are over 165,000 searches on Google for “car donations” and other similar keywords. Realizing that people are looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of old vehicles, Advanced Remarketing Services created CarDonationWizard.com.
With over 45 years of experience in vehicle recycling, Car Donation Wizard (powered by Advanced Remarketing Services) has consistently returned 80% of the gross value of every vehicle back to our non-profit partners. Our top charity partners have seen an amazing 40% year over year growth in revenue.