Going Green in the Automotive Recycling Industry
The automotive industry is one of the largest markets in the world and utilizes a large amount of natural resources. Many companies and organizations nowadays are looking for ways to reduce pollution and recycle with used auto parts and aftermarket parts. Fortunately there are many professional automotive recyclers and auto salvage dealers that help reduce our carbon footprint by helping to recycle parts from cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.
According to the Automotive Recycling Association, 95% of vehicles that are retired from use are processed for recycling in some form. This has a huge impact on the automotive industry because the recycling of these vehicles saves approximately 85 million barrels of oil that would normally be used in the manufacturing of new automotive parts. This also helps reduce the amount of energy needed to harvest oil and processing new goods.
In addition to saving oil and conserving natural resources, automotive recycling helps reduce air and water pollution as well as solid waste generation. One major component that is used frequently from automobiles is steel. Recycling steel and other metals uses almost 75% less energy than making metal and helps keep almost 11 million tons of steel out of landfills and back to consumers. Today, car bodies are made out of 25% recycled steel.
With our used 4 wheel parts salvage yard, 4×4 Offroad Network is doing its part to help recycle within the automotive industry. Whether it’s a transmission, exhaust, fender or engine components, we help get car parts from a large variety of years, makes and models back into the hands of consumers instead of ending up in a landfill. Purchasing used 4×4 accessories and auto parts for your vehicle will help support the automotive recycling industry.
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