According to the Automobile Recycling Association each year over 14 million vehicles reach the end of their usable lives in the United States, and it is estimated that 80 percent of these end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) material from ELVs can be recycled, reused, and become something new. SO, why are we throwing these rigs into the Earth instead of putting them back into the market at a lower cost, using fewer resources than initially?
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According to End of Life Vehicles recovery: Process Description, its Impact and Direction of Research by Muhamad Zameri b. Mat Saman,
”The composition of a typical vehicle has changed substantially in recent years. For example, ferrous metal [metal containing iron] content has decreased significantly but more plastic materials are incorporated because they are lighter and more fuel efficient. Passenger vehicles are an outstanding example of complex multi component consumer products. The average vehicle is assembled from about 10000 parts of which there are a large number of different materials.”