Metal Recycling and the Automotive Industry
Auto recyclers play a huge role in keeping valuable resources out of the landfill. Many people don’t know how important auto recyclers are in preserving our planet for future generations. But worldwide, automobiles are the most recycled product.
Annually, U.S. and Canadian auto recyclers produce enough steel to build about 13 million new vehicles. More than 14 million tons of steel a year comes from recycled vehicles, and about 25% of a car’s body is made from recycled steel.
About 90% of the aluminum from automobiles is recycled, which accounts for almost 50% of a car’s scrap value, despite making up only 10% of a car’s actual weight.
Reach out to your local auto recycler today to save money on parts and help save the planet.