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Fast Environmental Vehicle Recycling Facts

May 15, 2012

* Over 80% of an entire car by weight is reused, re-manufactured, or recycled.

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* Recycled car parts save an estimated 80 million barrels of oil annually that would be required to produce new replacement parts.

* Auto recycling provides about 40% of the ferrous metal for the scrap processing industry across North America.

* The amount of toxic oils and fluids safely reclaimed by auto recyclers is equivalent to eight Exxon Valdez disasters every year!

* Substituting low-sulfphur scrap metal for high-sulfur raw ore can reduce a steel mill’s air pollution by as much as 86% and water pollution by 76%.


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