Have you ever wondered what happens to your old car once you sell it to a junkyard for recycling? If you have, read below to learn about what happens to recycled cars:
Recycling the Plastics from Your Car:
Recycling the metals from your car:
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling metal requires around 74 percent less energy than creating new steel. Furthermore, all the steel produced today contains approximately 25 percent recycled steel. To sum it up, salvaging metal from cars and other sources in a huge industry.
Recycling the tires from you car:
If the tires on your car are no longer safe to use for their intended purpose, they can be recycled to create a wide range of products. For example, recycled tires can be granulated then used in playgrounds, basketball courts, roof tile, carpet underlay and tennis shoes. Even fuels, such as oil and gas, can be created after thermally breaking down a tire.
Recycling the battery from your car:
Car batteries are currently the most recycled product in America, this according to the Battery Council International, and an amazing 99 percent of a battery can be recycled. This is an astounding number when you consider that only 48 percent of paper and 44 percent of aluminum cans can be recycled.