Our cars offer us some of the best comforts and conveniences that help our lives feel more complete. We truly aim to get every ounce of drivability and usability from our vehicles until they literally die. Thanks to the car recycling process we can now gain greater benefits from our cars even beyond the graveyard.
“Junking” cars has become more of an obsolete option of making room for auto upgrades. Instead of seeing the “old clunker” as dead and useless, the process of car recycling opens the doors to new life and extended benefits. Recycling has become more appreciated and expected in both the environmental and economic sense. It helps conserve our natural resources, and it helps saves time and money.
Once cars reach the point of the wrecking yard a number of things including draining liquids, dismantling spare parts, crushing, shredding and scrapping take place to ensure a thorough breakdown. Reusable liquids are drained and stored to help eliminate the chances of hazardous fluids finding safe water supplies. Dismantling the parts is away to separate threatening material like mercury in batteries or sodium azide in airbags and to safely dispose of them. For parts that may be reused like engines, starter motors, radiators, etc., spare part suppliers gain the economic discounted benefit of recycled parts.
When cars are crushed or shredded, they take up less space and are able to be better stacked and stored. These still valuable clumps of clutter are gradually becoming more profitable mainly through the recyclable steel. Over ten million cars in the United States alone are rolling over and landing in the wrecking yard. This is where they are realistically able to transform into something with new life and new purpose.
Automobiles have become the most recycled consumer product. Steel is the strongest product that gives your recycled dead car new life. Recycled cars provide the steel industry with millions of tons on a yearly basis. When steel is recycled, the energy and natural resources that go into making new steel can be saved. This amounts to enough energy to power millions of household and conservation of millions of barrels of oil on a yearly basis. Recycled steel also saves 2500 pounds iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. Conserving these valuable resources help to enrich our environment and eventually our lives.
The process is safe and simple, and it is becoming more of a norm. Your car gives you every ounce if its life. It ends up in the wrecking yard. It is drained, dismantled and distributed into new usable products. It becomes a new link into the chain that restarts the cycle all over again. The car recycling process is not just popular and profitable. It is a way to keep us moving in positive directions of improvement.