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Global Car Recycling Day: Everything You Need to Know

In today’s world, where environmental consciousness is more important than ever, finding sustainable solutions has become a priority. When it comes to the automotive industry, car recycling and the use of green parts play a vital role in reducing waste and promoting eco-friendly practices.

Global Car Recycling Day

That’s why it’s important to acknowledge the announcement and new awareness day by the auto recycling experts, CarTakeBack. To encourage a sustainable future, the company announced the first annual Global Car Recycling Day which is to be held on June 20th.

Here’s what CarTakeBack’s Business Development Manager, Alison Price, has to say:

“Establishing responsible car recycling networks across the globe, after meeting the UK and EU’s tough environmental standards and 95% recycling rates, has revealed the pressing need for this campaign. While many countries love their cars, and are increasingly environmentally aware, at the end of a vehicle’s life the right choices are not always clear or indeed available.

To avoid environmental harm and to ensure the protection of sustainable car production into the future, it’s essential that car recycling regulations are improved internationally. The public can help to drive that progress by demanding an environmentally responsible route for the disposal of their old car.

We’re looking forward to raising awareness through Global Car Recycling Day and working with organisations and individuals worldwide to maximise its effect.”

The campaign will no doubt be supported by many in the automotive industry, and we are glad to encourage everyone to participate and spread the word. Mark your calendars for June 20th and use the hashtag #GlobalCarRecyclingDay to share your support and contribute.

Auto Recycling at Overton Automotive

Overton Automotive is on a mission to make a significant impact on waste reduction and carbon footprint by actively engaging in the recycling of end-of-life vehicles, hence our full support behind the campaign.

So, let’s delve into our recycling process.

When a vehicle arrives at our yards for recycling, we carefully dismantle and depollute all materials and liquids. Our skilled technicians remove all hazardous materials, such as fluids, batteries, and mercury switches, ensuring their safe disposal. 

The car is then disassembled, with valuable components and parts being salvaged for reuse or refurbishment. Our store currently holds over 50,000 green parts.

We recycle 95% of the vehicle, with all remaining materials which cannot be sold as green parts (e.g. the shell, wiring etc) being taken to a recycling facility. These materials are then shredded, sorted, and processed to separate different materials, including steel, aluminium, and plastics. 


At Overton Automotive, our recycling process guarantees the safe, responsible, and efficient recycling of your car, providing you with peace of mind in making an environmentally-conscious choice.

As we celebrate Global Car Recycling Day, it’s essential to recognise the impact that car recycling can have on the environment. By choosing to recycle your car, you actively contribute to conserving resources, reducing waste, and promoting a sustainable future. 

So, make a difference today by embracing car recycling and spreading awareness about the importance of this global movement. Together, we can drive change and build a greener, more sustainable planet to live in.

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