About Junk Cars
Junk cars (recycled cars), contribute much more than one knows and thinks.
1. Cars are the number 1 recycled consumer product in the world today.
2. About 80% of a car can be recycled.
3. About 20% of a car cannot be recycled (some metal pieces, glass, fabric, paper, wood, rubber, and plastic).
4. More than 25 million tons of metal is recycled from old cars every year.
5. About 25% of a car's body is made from recycled steel.
6. Car recycling metal in the U.S. makes about 10 million new cars a year.
7. About 98% of car batteries can be recycled.
8. Recycled car tire are used in roadways.
9. The car recycling industry in the U.S. started about 75 years ago.
10. The car recycling industry in the U.S. contributes about $25 billion a year to the national GDP.
11. The car recycling industry in the U.S. employs about 100,000 people.
12. The car recycling industry in the U.S. saves about 80 million barrels of oil a year.
13. Used parts from recycled cars are about 20% to 80% less expensive than new parts.
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