Cars to What?
A Feature Presentation by Master Smore Maker: Kihwan Lee
What parts of the car can be recycled?
- windshield glass
- steel and iron
Every year in the U.S. alone, around 220 billion obsolete tires are generated, with a recycling rate of about 80 percent. Commonly, recycled tires are used in pavement bases to make new roadways. Recycled glass from autos are used to create tile flooring, glass beads, porcelain, countertops, and jewelry. Recycling a ton glass can save around 10 gallons of oil from getting used in production of new glass. Auto batteries are recycled to produce new ones. Steel and iron from junk cars are normally used to produce many different products.
How does it work?
Draining fluids and dismantling valuable parts
Selling recovered auto parts
Crushing and shredding vehicles
Draining Fluids and Dismantling Valuable Parts
Selling Recovered Auto Parts
Crushing and Shredding Vehicles
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