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Auto Recycling Facts and Statistics - Junk Car Medics

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Junk Car Medics has comprised the complete list of automobile salvage / recycling facts and statistics available.

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Auto Recycling Facts and Statistics - Junk Car Medics

  1. 1. Automobile Salvage & Recycling Facts and Statistics [THE COMPLETE LIST]
  2. 2. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Europe, US, and Japan are the largest ferrous scrap exporters and largest auto recyclers in the world. 33% SCRAP EXPORTS 70% TOTAL AUTO RECYCLING Market Shares
  3. 3. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 25B DOLLARS are generated by the industry per year 16this the 16th largest industry in the United States AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING
  4. 4. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Automotive recycling businesses employ over 140,000 people... ...at more than 9,000 locations around the country. 
  5. 5. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Automotive recyclers are small businesses. 86%of auto recyclers employ 10 or fewer people
  6. 6. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 4of auto recyclers in the U.S. MEDIAN NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
  7. 7. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM auto recycling businesses. Ownersaretheonlyemployeesat 1 OUT OF 5
  8. 8. THE INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 8Mgallons of gasoline and diesel fuel 24Mgallons of motor oil 8Mgallons of engine coolant 5Mgallons of windshield washer fluid 96%of all lead-acid batteries Each year the industry collects and reuses or recycles an estimated:
  9. 9. RECYCLING RATES OF CARS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM N U M B E R O F C A R S T H A T R E A C H T H E E N D O F T H E I R U S E F U L L I V E S E A C H Y E A R A R O U N D T H E W O R L D 2 7 M I L L I O N
  10. 10. RECYCLING RATES OF CARS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today. In the US, it comes second only to lead-acid batteries.
  11. 11. RECYCLING RATES OF CARS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Number of cars recycled  annually in Europe 8M Number of cars recycled  annually in the U.S. 12M
  12. 12. RECYCLING RATES OF CARS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Number of cars recycled  annually in Europe 26 AUTOMOBILES ARE RECYCLED EVERY MINUTE NATIONWIDE - American Iron and Steel Institute
  13. 13. RECYCLING RATES OF CARS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Number of cars recycled  annually in Europe 95%OF VEHICLES RETIRED FROM USE  ARE PROCESSED FOR RECYCLING EACH YEAR IN THE U.S. Paper72% Steel Cans67% Aluminum Cans50% Glass33% ...more than the recycling rates for: * According to 2010 data
  14. 14. HOW MUCH OF A VEHICLE IS RECYCLED? WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Number of cars recycled  annually in Europe Around the world of heterogeneous material is recycled from old vehicles OVER 25 MILLION TONS
  15. 15. HOW MUCH OF A VEHICLE IS RECYCLED? WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Number of cars recycled  annually in Europeis recycled, reused or used for energy recovery...  85%of a vehicle's material content Approximately with metal being the largest target material for recovery.
  16. 16. HOW MUCH OF A VEHICLE IS RECYCLED? WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM of vehicles in North America are composed of post- consumer recycled material by weight 20%
  17. 17. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM of recycled steel is derived from junk vehicles. 14M tons Every year
  18. 18. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM RECYCLING AUTOS PROVIDE ENOUGH STEEL TO PRODUCE 13 MILLION NEW AUTOMOBILES WHILE GENERATING JOBS FOR  46,000 PEOPLE.
  19. 19. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM the average recycling rate for steel and iron in cars close to 100%
  20. 20. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 60% steel and iron. 25% recycled content. By weight, the typical passenger car consists of about  The steel used to make the shell of your car, including the doors, hood, trunk, and quarter panels contains a minimum of  Once all fluids have been drained and reusable parts removed from an automobile, scrap processors shred it and sell the valuable ferrous material to steel mills.
  21. 21. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 75% ENERGY USE 90% RAW MATERIAL USAGE 86% AIR POLLUTION 40% WATER USE 76% WATER POLLUTION 97% MINING WASTES 105% CONSUMER WASTES *percentage of reductions BENEFITS OF USING SCRAP STEEL VS. IRON ORE
  22. 22. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM The collection of recycled steel through recycled services annually saves the equivalent energy to power about 18 million households for a year.
  23. 23. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 2500 POUNDS OF ORE 120 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 1400 POUNDS OF COAL R E C Y C L I N G A S I N G L E T O N O F S T E E L C O N S E R V E S
  24. 24. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 40% OF ALL RECYCLED STEEL A U T O M O T I V E R E C Y C L E R S P R O V I D E N E A R L Y ( T H E M O S T R E C Y C L E D M E T A L ) I N A M E R I C A .
  25. 25. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM YEAR 2000 Enough steel from old cars was recycled to produce 48 million steel utility poles, one third of the utility poles in the U.S.
  26. 26. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING PROVIDES AROUND 40% OF FERROUS METAL FOR THE SCRAP PROCESSING INDUSTRY. A C R O S S N O R T H A M E R I C A
  27. 27. FERROUS METAL/STEEL WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 37% of all ferrous metal is supplied to blast furnaces and smelters across the U.S. by the automotive recycling industry
  28. 28. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 85M BARRELS OF OIL T H E R E C Y C L I N G O F E N D - O F - L I F E V E H I C L E S S A V E S A N E S T I M A T E D T H A T W O U L D H A V E B E E N U S E D I N T H E M A N U F A C T U R I N G O F N E W O R R E P L A C E M E N T P A R T S , L E A D I N G T O S I G N I F I C A N T R E D U C T I O N S I N A I R A N D W A T E R P O L L U T I O N .
  29. 29. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation, established by the auto industry, works with over 9,000 recyclers and has collected approximately 4 million switches to date, keeping 9,000 lbs of mercury out of the environment. 
  30. 30. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM CO2 is known to contribute to global warming as a GHG by intensifying the amount of heat retained by the atmosphere. Given the approximately 12.6 million vehicles recycled each year by the automotive recycling industry, GHG emissions are reduced by over 30 million metric tons per year. By using recycled metals, CO2 emissions are reduced in the manufacturing process.
  31. 31. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Recycling four tires reduces CO2 by about 323 pounds WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 18 GALLONS OF GASOLINE.
  32. 32. FINANCIAL BENEFITS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 20-80% LESS Automotive recyclers supply retail and wholesale customers with quality auto parts that cost THAN COMPARABLE NEW AUTO PARTS.
  33. 33. ALUMINUM WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Approximately 90% of aluminum of a vehicle is recovered and recycled. The aluminum recovered from an old vehicle represents less than 10% of the vehicle by weight. However, it accounts for nearly 50% of the vehicle’s scrap value.
  34. 34. MOTOR OIL/FLUIDS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of fresh water... USED OILis of utmost importance. Proper management of ...a year's supply for 50 people.
  35. 35. MOTOR OIL/FLUIDS WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM EVERY YEAR the amount of hazardous fluids and oils reclaimed safely by auto recyclers is equal to  8 EXXON VALDEZ DISASTERS!
  36. 36. CAR BATTERIES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 98-99% Approximately of car batteries can be recycled.
  37. 37. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM C A R T I R E R E C Y C L I N G I S V I A B L E . The material can be used to produce sandals, roadways, and more.
  38. 38. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM ONE BILLION TIRES reach the end of their useful lives each year.
  39. 39. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM One passenger tire per person is discarded each year in the developed world.
  40. 40. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM end-of-life tires are currently in landfills and stockpiles worldwide. FOUR BILLION An estimated
  41. 41. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM the recovery rate of end-of-life tires for Europe, the U.S., and Japan.
  42. 42. CAR TIRES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM U.S. SCRAP RUBBER MANUFACTURERS RECYCLE ROUGHLY 110 MILLION TIRES ANNUALLY This is equivalent to one tire for every three people in the U.S. 
  43. 43. ASR WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Every year, around 5 million tons of ASR is disposed off in landfills. AUTO SHREDDER RESIDUE (ASR) About 20% of a vehicle can’t be recycled and is termed as "ASR," which includes ferrous and non ferrous metal pieces, dirt, glass, fabric, paper, wood, rubber and plastic.
  44. 44. ASR WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM 75% 95% 25% of a car is recycled in Europe of the cars in Europe, then is auto shredder residue (ASR) of each car, by weight, will soon be recycled by European facilities according to an estimate
  45. 45. ASR WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM AN ESTIMATED 5 MILLION TONS OF ASR ARE DIVERTED TO LANDFILLS EACH YEAR.   AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS REPRESENTS ABOUT 0.5 PERCENT BY WEIGHT OF A TYPICAL LANDFILL.
  46. 46. SOURCES WWW.JUNKCARMEDICS.COM Automotive Recyclers Association Kentucky Auto & Truck Recyclers Association Steel Mint Group Recycling Today World Auto Steel Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Auto Alliance Steel Recycling Institute Plastics Industry Association Environmental Protection Agency World Business Council for Sustainable Development U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association The Balance American Iron and Steel Institute Norstar Steel Recyclers

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