Infographic: Vehicle Recycling – How Green is It?

The process of vehicle recycling

A typical car or truck is made up of thousands of parts, all composed of hundreds of different materials. What happens to all those parts and materials when a vehicle is recycled? How green is it in the end? There’s good news and bad news.


Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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