Auto recycling is a big part of a greener earth in the future, we salute all that support it!
When a vehicle has reached the end of its useful life it is time to think about sending it to the salvage yard. Make sure it is an auto recycler that used eco-friendly salvage techniques. An End-Of-Life Vehicle is one which has reached the end of the road by way of its age or collision write-off. The ELV is a vehicle that is going to be recycled. The recycling of the vehicle for its scrap value (75% by weight of the vehicle) is almost always the outcome, the processes used for the outcome often differs. And while some processes give our old vehicle a respectable ending (utilizing proper equipment and care for its fluid removal) other processes do not.
The issue of ELV’s is obviously an important one and Governments around the World are taking pro-active measures as they address the key issue of the environment. Much of the focus has been directed at the automakers to make their vehicles more recyclable. The ELV directive adopted all European Auto Makers to recycle or reuse 85% by weight of the metals and materials in each vehicle. Significant progress is being made with the automakers but regardless of their efforts, it does not solve the problem of what to do with the millions of vehicles that will eventually reach the end of the road.
Everyone is talking about scrapping a vehicle these days. I think this is largely due to the hype that surrounded the American Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program, better known as “Cash for Clunkers.”
‘While the CARS program certainly demanded a lot of media attention and was a huge success in some respects, the program provides features and benefits that are great for the green movement!
Retire Your Ride is flourishing on a grand scale. To date, the program has retired thousands of vehicles and has reduced smog-forming emissions. The Clean Air Foundation, and its partners.
Recycle Your Ride is a slogan designed primarily as a mechanism to encourage the removal of older higher polluting vehicles from the roads and making sure they are responsibly recycled.
Automotive Recyclers are participating in the development, and have been instrumental in providing input for the recycling Program.
“Recycle Your Ride is all about the environment, both retiring high polluting vehicles and encouraging responsible recycling of those vehicles.”
Personally, what I like most about the Green movement is how it is set up for success and addresses all industry concerns. The driving public should consider scrapping their 1995 or older model vehicle. Professional automotive recyclers play a key role in the disposal of these vehicles, as we are the ones who make sure that every vehicle scrapped is dealt with in an environmentally friendly manner.
To all of us that are dedicated to the idea of going green we want to help make the entire process seamless for all parties involved.
Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn’t help much. Basically, it’s going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified.
About 1 million new automobiles are produced in the World each week, and in just one large city approximately 500,000 of them are put to rest each year.
The people and automotive recyclers have shown that they truly understand the very nature of automotive recycling This is especially true regarding the “Green” perspective. It is great to see multiple organizations teaming up to help the environment, this will have a great impact on keeping the planet green”
The world generates way too much trash, make sure to take every opportunity possible to recycle.”
We encourage all motorists to take this opportunity to get rid of their dead batteries, old tires and used motor oil in an environmentally friendly way.. By recycling these items you will help keep harmful chemicals out of landfills where they can contaminate soil and groundwater.” Together we can make a Greener Planet.