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Monday, October 16, 2006

Welcome to the world of Auto Recycling

Auto Recycling - formerly known as Auto Wrecking, Auto Salvage, Junkyard, Scrapyard - represents the largest recycling or "green" industry in the world. Today, 95% of all vehicles are recycled, and 85% of a vehicle can be re-used or recycled. Pretty impressive, but that leaves about 500 pounds per vehicle that must be landfilled as ASR - auto shredder residue. And what about operating fluids - oils, gas, coolant, windshield washer fluid. Or hazardous materials - batteries, gas tanks, mercury switches. Tires? Windshields? Plastics?

More to come in the exciting and misunderstood industry.

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