Recycling 13 million automobiles in a year recovers 14 million tons of recycled steel, saving enough energy to power 18 million households for one year.
The steel industry uses 74% less energy by recycling steel instead of producing new steel. That's equivalent to annually saving about 85 million barrels of oil.
2 million gallons of water can be contaminated with just 1 gallon of motor oil. Each year, the automotive recycling industry ensures an estimated 24 million gallons of motor oil is reused and not wasted.
75% of all pollution produced by automobiles comes from cars over 13 years old, and every year, about 15 million automobiles reach the end of their vehicle life.
86% of a vehicle can be reused or used for energy recovery. For example, recycling all the filters sold in the U.S. every year recovers 160,000 tons of steel. That's enough steel to make 16 new baseball stadiums.