Judging by the heaps of scraps that sit rusting along the streets of Dirty South, USA, America could benefit from a mobile version of The Mega Shredder. Places like Alabama, where state inspection requirements are non-existent even to this day, could use some recycling of their vehicular garbage.
Key Facts and Figures
How Many Cars are Recycled Each Year?
- Nearly 27 million cars are recycled each year around the world
- In the US, cars are the most recycled item; 12 million are recycled each year
- About 8 million vehicles are recycled in Europe each year
How Much of Each Car is Recycled?
- According to the EPA, roughly 80%, by weight, of each car in the US is recycled
- 75% of each car, by weight, is recycled in Europe
- By 2015, European facilities will be recycling 95% of each car, by weight