Your vehicle- an asset that you invested in several years ago has now come of age and is no more useful to you- What will you do with such a vehicle that is not going to fulfil its purpose of getting you from one place to another? After some time, the vehicles’ lives are over, and they no longer function the same way they once used to. Some vehicles often get damaged after a severe accident that cannot be repaired. Why would people keep such cars, trucks, vans, etc., that are not useful to them? After all, they are just going to take up the space which they can otherwise use to keep the new vehicle. You will definitely think of throwing the vehicle away or disposing of it in a dumpster but have the thought of recycling the vehicle ever occurred to your mind? You must have heard about the 3Rs that will benefit the environment. Recycle, Reuse and Reduce is the mantra of ensuring environmental safety. have you ever thought to apply it to your car, van, truck etc., as well? There is more to recycling than just getting the environmental benefits. The various benefits of car recycling are given below:
If the vehicle is disposed of at a place where it will be kept until it rots, this will lead to environmental damage as the iron used to make steel will result in iron ores. Since a vehicle is made mainly of steel which uses iron, recycling the same vehicle will prevent iron ores. The chemicals in the car engine will also seep into the ground making the soil harmful for other organisms. The organisms living in the environment are not supposed to expose to the chemicals used in vehicles. That is why disposing of metal vehicles unattended is harmful to the environment and the other organisms that are co-existing.
Protection of flora and fauna:
We know that human beings are not the only ones using natural resources for survival. But indeed, we are the only ones exploiting them, leaving nearly nothing for other organisms. The vehicle is made of metal and material that does not decompose easily. The tyre material takes years to decompose, and in that time, it releases a toxin into the earth, water and air, making it difficult for flora and fauna to nourish. The extinction of natural habitat for the organisms is rapidly, so we need to consider recycling the vans, cars, SUVs/sedans, etc.
Reuse the components:
A vehicle is made of various materials and components. Once the car is not useful anymore, it is because the car, van etc., have stopped functioning as a whole, but the various components that combine to make a vehicle might be of individual use. Throwing away a vehicle means throwing all the components even if they have the potential to operate. Therefore, recycling the car will help reuse the components that can be used for various purposes saving waste production.
If the steel of the vehicle is thrown away, it means it will have to manufacture once again. The rapid manufacturing of things leads to the emission of greenhouse gases. So think of it in this way- daily around tons of metal waste is produced most of it comprises cars, trucks, vans, bikes etc. If all the waste generated could be recycled, the vehicle’s manufacturing from scratch could be decreased, resulting in less emission of harmful chemicals, gases etc.
What is in it for you to consider recycling your vehicle? Well, you will be thinking this from the starting, and you will be glad to know that you can get cash for your scrap car. Getting money for your scrap car is easy as all you have to do is contact a scrapyard who will tow your vehicle and ensure to recycle it.