Copart lends weight to Global Car Recycling Day

Copart is urging the industry to join it in supporting Global Car Recycling Day.

The international event, taking place today for the second time, is being held to encourage the industry to make recycling vehicles and their parts a greater priority in order to protect the environment.

With more than 1.4 billion cars on the road around the world, it says developing more sustainable practices to help the industry meet environmental targets and reduce its carbon footprint has never been more important.

Global Car Recycling Day

The company said: “Our organisations are all involved in different stages of a car’s life – from conception to end-of-life vehicle recycling – and have very different operations and priorities. But we are all aligned in our belief that the future of the entire car industry can only be successful and sustainable, with effective and responsible car recycling taking place across the globe.

“Outside of the countries that have strict environmental regulations, at the end of a vehicle’s life, the right choices are not always clear or indeed available to the public. It’s going to take everyone, from public demand, car industry innovation and investment, to support from governments, to drive the improvement of car recycling regulations.

“We are supporting Global Car Recycling Day, hoping to spread awareness, so the public makes, and has the option to make, an environmentally responsible choice when their vehicle gets to the end of its life, wherever they are in the world.”