eBay celebrates green platform milestone

eBay has announced that is has now signed up 100 recyclers to its Green Parts platform, the UK’s largest online aggregator of recycled car parts from independently certified sellers.

eBay Green Parts for Business was launched at the end of 2021, with the aim of encouraging both the automotive industry and consumers to embrace the use of recycled parts when it comes to vehicle repair.

Laura Richards, senior business development manager, vehicle parts and accessoriessaid: “When we developed the Green Parts for Business platform, we wanted to set a professional standard for all our automotive recyclers. We worked with the Vehicle Recycling Association (VRA) to establish a certification scheme, and we are delighted to now have 100 officially verified recyclers on our roster – it means all users of the platform can buy and sell green OE automotive parts with peace of mind they are getting quality products.”

She continued: “The biggest business benefit for both garage and customer is the overall cost. Quality combined with lower cost is a win for repairers. Another huge advantage of purchasing green parts is that they are ready to send to the buyer, reducing key-to-key times, so customers can get their cars back on the road quicker. And of course, there are the environmental benefits – research estimates that if all insurance demand had been filled by recycled parts in 2019 nearly 47,000 tonnes of carbon emissions could have been saved.”