31st Mar, 2023
It’s a sad fact of life that no car lasts forever. No matter how well it’s been looked after, every car will eventually reach the end of its serviceable lifespan – and once that happens, not only can ever-more expensive repairs start stacking up, but it can even start to pose environmental risks too. In other words, scrapping your car can not only solve a couple of issues for you personally, but it can also have tangible benefits for the wider environment too!
Here at Scrap Car Network, we operate one of the biggest scrap car collection services in the UK, so if you’re thinking that now’s the time to scrap my car, here are the top three environmental advantages to doing just that.
Lower air pollution
Older cars are notorious for their level of emissions, which can contribute significantly to air pollution. By scrapping your car, you’re removing a vehicle from the roads that’s likely to be producing more pollution than newer, more efficient models. This helps to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants in the air, which can have a positive impact on both public health and the environment. For example, improved air quality has been known to reduce premature deaths and diseases from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases. On the whole, a newer car driving the same distances for the same time will be pound-for-pound more efficient and therefore less polluting than an older model.
Puts useful materials back into a circular economy
When you scrap your car with us, the recycling process yields valuable materials and fluids which can then be used for new cars. Steel recycled from a vehicle for example can be reused in the manufacture of several cars, saving on the amount of new raw materials that needs to be harvested from the environment. That then frees up new raw material which can then be used for other applications, like construction or healthcare. At Scrap Car Network, we take care to remove anything that could still be resold, reused or repurposed before we scrap each and every car. We’ve set ourselves the goal of diverting 100% of waste from landfill, and we’re committed to succeeding!
Energy conservation and reduced manufacturing emissions
Scrapping your car can also help to conserve energy used by the manufacturing sector. As well as creating savings on the raw materials themselves, recycling your car also means that less energy is required to produce new materials. That’s significant because manufacturing accounts for 12% of the UK’s overall GHG (greenhouse gases) – so effective car recycling ultimately helps to make a serious dent in that, providing tangible benefits to the environment.
In conclusion, scrapping your car is not only a responsible choice from a practical standpoint, but it’s also an environmentally conscious one. By scrapping your car, you can help to reduce air pollution, landfill waste, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as conserve energy. So, if you’re considering getting rid of your old car, think of the positive impact it can have on the environment and scrap it with us here at Scrap Car Network.
If you’re considering scrapping your written-off vehicle with us, get an instant online quote today! It’s free, and there’s zero obligation until you decide you’re ready to proceed. Just enter your car reg and postcode into the fields on our site, and within seconds you’ll be looking at your very own instant online quote. Ready to find out how much your car is worth?