Scrapheap challenge: recycling old cars - Introduction

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• What parts can be reused?
• Who pays for recycling?
• Where to take your car
The days of scrapped cars slowly rusting in junkyards are long gone.

The demand for raw materials means that old cars are a valuable and easy source of metal, plastic, rubber and glass.

Under current End of Life Vehicle (ELV) regulations, 85% of car waste has to be stripped and processed.

Read on to see what happens when your car reaches the end of the line.

Scrapheap challenge: recycling old cars - What bits can be recycled?


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