How Junkyards Help the Environment

If you want to be a responsible global citizen and save the environment, it’s time you consider selling your old vehicle off to car wreckers. You are better off using a more environmentally-friendly automobile, like a hybrid or an EV. It is not us saying this, but research.

Junkyards play an integral role in this process, by reducing the number of harmful vehicles on the road. But they are a lot more than vehicle cemeteries.

Here we will discuss all the other ways a salvage yard can help reduce carbon emissions.

Recycling Metals to Reduce Mining

Salvage yards play a huge role in recycling metals. They give cash for cars and remove them from people’s driveways and garages. In this way, they save the metal, and it doesn’t rot away as a result of corrosion.

If this process does not happen, mining companies get more incentive to excavate the soil and look for precious metals. Unfortunately, mining pollutes the Earth. The byproducts of this activity are contaminated soil, polluted air, and spoilt lakes.

We must play our part and put an end to unnecessary mining. After all, there are too many cars in the world sitting idle today that could be recycled and their metals used for newer vehicles.

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We have been helping the Otago, Southland, and Canterbury regions for over a decade now with recycling their unwanted vehicles.

Reducing Chemical Pollution

The chemicals we use in our vehicles also promote pollution. Luckily, salvage yards buy old cars and dispose of them properly, so we don’t have to breathe in the harmful chemicals in the air. If the lethal chemicals are left unattended, they could pose a threat to the environment and also to humans.

According to research, an average vehicle has around five to ten gallons of these dangerous chemicals. If you simply dump vehicles on an empty lot and do not attend to them, the chemicals can harm the soil, destroy the local wildlife, and also harm nearby humans.

Many people have died of chemical leaks and chemical wastes in the past. Thankfully, as long as salvage yards play their part, the entire world will be safe from imminent danger.

Selling Spare Parts

When some people use a car removal service to send their vehicle over to the junkyard, they do not know the fact that the parts inside the car are worth a lot of money. Salvage yards buy the vehicles from people who are fed up with their old cars rotting on their property. Once they secure the automobile, they strip it entirely of useful parts and wreck the rest. The spare parts are later sold to willing customers for a reasonable price.

This entire process reduces the pressure on manufacturers to make more parts. They use less of the Earth’s resources and make fewer components. The result is a much greener world, as more people divert their attention towards recycling and reusing car products.


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