How many cars were recycled last year? [Infographic]

November 15th is America Recycles Day. In that spirit, we’ve created this beautiful Infographic to illustrate some statistics about car recycling in the US.
Millions of cars are recycled every year in the United States, the metal, plastics, tires, glass, and other materials going to create thousands of new products. Did you ever wonder how many cars are recycled every year, what materials are recycled, and what can be made out of those materials? This handy Infographic is all you need to learn everything you ever wanted to know about car recycling. Check it out and then grab the easy embed code.

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About Varda Epstein

Varda Meyers Epstein serves as editor in chief of Kars4Kids Parenting. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Varda is the mother of 12 children and is also a grandmother of 12. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Learning Site, The eLearning Site, and Internet4Classrooms.

Reader Interactions


  1. Steven says

    That last statistic about about the waste oil in the UK is truly shocking. We have to be responsible stewards of the environment. Small things like oil changes can really add up!

  2. Tony Harlan says

    Im doing research for my business class and I would like to know how many cars are recycled in the Denver, Co metro area. Please and Thank You!!!

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