What are the benefits of car recycling?

Green car with grass growing on it

As we work towards building a greener world, finding sustainable solutions is imperative. In the automotive industry, we’ve seen a huge surge in car recycling in recent years as more people are beginning to recognise the environmental and economic benefits it has to offer.

According to Climate.gov, our activities involving burning fossil fuels and clearing forests adds about 11 billion metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere each year. With statistics like this and growing concerns about climate change, there has been a significant change in the automotive industry. Fortunately, we’ve seen a positive increase in car recycling and a rising demand for recycled car parts. 

But what exactly do the benefits of car recycling and buying green parts mean to you? Let’s take a look at the positive impact it has on the environment, your wallet, and the overall sustainability of the automotive industry.

Environmental Impact

Did you know that when new car parts are manufactured, it puts a huge strain on the environment? This is because the manufacturing process and extraction of raw materials requires energy from fossil fuels and electricity, which results in greenhouse gas emissions.

Not only that, the transportation of newly manufactured parts to different locations also contributes to carbon emissions. So, as you can gather, the entire lifecycle of new car parts has a substantial environmental impact.

When you purchase green parts, however, it’s guaranteed that you’re contributing to a greener future. Whenever a green part is purchased, the lifespan of the part is extended and is prevented from ending up in landfill.

Recycled parts means there is a reduced demand for new part production, which in turn helps conserve valuable resources like metal, plastic, and energy. Recycling car parts also minimises waste, reduces landfill space, and decreases the pollution associated with manufacturing new components. By opting for green parts, you’re actively participating in the circular economy and support the responsible use of resources.

At Overton Automotive, we recycle vehicles and sell green parts across the UK. We also collect cars from anywhere around the UK (and cover the costs), which helps to reduce carbon emissions caused by transportation. Make the world a greener place and recycle your car with us today.

Cost Effective

Did you know that purchasing green parts is significantly cheaper than buying brand new car parts?

By purchasing recycled parts, you can often find high-quality alternatives at a fraction of the cost of new parts. Find more info on our blog about how much money green parts can save you.

Whether you’re a car owner or a repair shop, opting for green parts allows you to make substantial savings while still ensuring the reliability and performance of your vehicle. If you’re looking for affordable car parts without compromising on quality, it’s definitely worth checking out green parts over new.

Car being handed over in exchange for money.

Availability & Quality

As car recycling has become increasingly popular in recent years, it’s resulted in a wide availability of green parts for various makes and models of vehicles. 

Whether you need an engine, radio unit, body panel, or any other component, there’s a good chance that a recycled alternative is readily accessible. Check out our stock of 50,000+ parts on our ebay store.

You also don’t have to worry about the quality of green parts as all parts are carefully inspected, tested, and refurbished to ensure their compatibility and functionality, making them a reliable choice for vehicle repairs and maintenance.

All of Overton Automotive’s green parts are VRAC guaranteed with every purchase, meaning all parts we sell are fully checked, graded and certified. 

Green parts lined up in an automotive salvage yard.

Sustainability Awareness

When buying green car parts, you’re actively contributing to a more sustainable automotive industry. 

Now more than ever, there’s a much larger message out there about car recycling. For example, Global Car Recycling Day was recently announced to encourage a more sustainable future. Days and events like this are a great way to spread awareness about the topic, particularly on social media, and encourage people from all over to get involved.

Whenever someone makes an environmentally conscious decision like car recycling and purchasing green parts, it ultimately reduces the environmental footprint associated with manufacturing new parts and encourages responsible consumption. It sends a powerful message to manufacturers and the industry as a whole, promoting the importance of sustainable practices and encouraging further innovation in the industry.

Global Car Recycling Day graphic

Choosing to recycle your car and purchasing green parts is a win-win situation. Not only do you contribute to an environmentally friendly future, but you can also benefit from significant cost savings and access to high-quality components. So, next time you need a car part, consider the benefits of buying green and join the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future through car recycling.

Get in touch with us for all your car recycling and green part queries on 01224 722 354 or sales@overton-automotive.co.uk.