The Afterlife of a Junked Car

It happens to the best of vehicles. Regardless of how many times they were lovingly polished or blissfully neglected, all cars eventually reach the end of their useful lives (aside from the timeless, restored classics). Although most of us do not like to imagine what happens to our beloved set of wheels after we say goodbye, they do actually have rather fascinating afterlives.

Did you know that, while only a handful of states in the U.S. have specific laws regarding auto recycling, more than 80% of the material used in a car can actually be recycled? In Europe, where auto recycling has its own special mandate, a special car shredder can “eat” up to 450 cars an hour! Now, that’s a hungry machine! While having your car consumed by a giant shredder may not be the most sentimental thought, be sure to check out the infographic below for more cool facts about the little known afterlife cars and the positive impact it has on the environment.

What Happens to a Wrecked Car?

Courtesy of L&L Automotive News Blog

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