Standard Auto Wreckers – Niagara Falls New York – Nov. 2, 2011
We are proud supporters of America Recycles Day this month on the 15th. It is a great time to spread the word about how important the auto recycling industry is to the future of a greener planet! According to the Automotive Recyclers Association, the industry’s international trade association, just about everything in your car – from the floor mats and instrument panels to the upholstery, aluminum and steel – can be recycled for use in a new automobile or other consumer products.
Approximately 84% of each vehicle is recycled and during this process six million tires and millions of gallons of antifreeze, oil, gasoline and oil are recycled. Automobile recycling recovers enough steel to produce almost 13 million automobiles and saves an estimated eleven million gallons of oil that would otherwise be needed to manufacture new automobile parts. We spoke with David Gold (owner of Standard Auto Wreckers) and he said, “Most people don’t realize it but auto recycling is the original green industry and automobiles are currently the most recycled consumer product in the entire world”.
The efforts of automotive recyclers not only preserve natural resources and conserve landfill space, but they also reduce air and water pollution that would otherwise occur in the manufacturing process of building new cars. We would like to tip our hat to David Gold and the rest of the auto recyclers in our network and across North America and the world. Keep up the good work!!!!