Recycle Week - Recycling. We do. Because it matters.

Posted on 25 September 2018 by CarTakeBack

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This year people have become really motivated to recycle, prompted by documentaries such as BBC's Blue Planet, which has changed attitudes about single use plastic. The 24th - 30th September is the 15th annual Recycle Week and the theme is 'Recycling. We do. Because it matters.' We couldn’t agree more, as our planet needs us to protect it!

There are plenty of ways to recycle everyday items, but did you know that with CarTakeBack you can recycle your old car, and you can do it online, without even having to leave your home.

What happens when your car is recycled?

During the recycling process we ensure that the cars have all of the fluids removed, which are then cleaned and processed for reuse. Any reusable parts are removed and used to keep other cars on the road. The solid materials such as metals, glass and plastics, are separated and prepared for use in manufacturing as recycled materials. We've seen these materials being used to make everything from playground flooring to new handbags!

Car makers are even developing methods to make new cars from old cars. So when you recycle your car it could become part of a car you own in the future, it's definitely worth recycling!

All our branches are licenced car recycling centres, working in line with the regulations, and for example have sealed flooring to prevent toxic fluids leaking into the ground to protect the environment and waterways. And they recycle a massive 95% of your car!

We think it's really important to recycle, so when you have a car that's at the end of its life, whether it's this Recycle Week or at any time in the future, make sure it's disposed of responsibly and you get a good price for it!

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