Vehicle Life Cycle
End-of-life vehicles are the most recycled consumer product — both in terms of percentage and volume:
• More than 95% of all end-of-life vehicles go through a market-driven recycling infrastructure with no added costs or taxes to consumers.
• More than 84%, by weight, of each end-of life vehicle can be recycled
• Materials processed from end-of-life vehicles go back into making new cars, roads, buildings, consumer products, and even garden mulch.
Argonne National Laboratory