Europcar Mobility celebrates recycling successes

Europcar Mobility Group UK has announced that recycling parts from its own fleets helped it save more than 76,000kg of CO2 last year.

This equates to the emissions generated by 9.2 million mobile phones.

Mark Newberry, commercial director and sustainability spokesperson at Europcar Mobility Group UK, said: “At Europcar we are committed to reducing our environmental impact, not just through the introduction of low and zero emissions vehicles on our fleet, we’re also looking inwardly to identify the best ways to make a difference through changes to our own operations.

“Re-using and reselling salvaged parts from our vehicles is an important action that is helping us reach our sustainability goals. As well as helping us to reduce our impact on the environment, utilising recycled parts is also helping us reduce vehicle downtime for repairs.

“Orders for parts from manufacturers have been experiencing delays for the past few years, leaving vehicles off road, sometimes waiting many months for replacement parts to be delivered. Using salvaged parts has allowed us to reduce these delays and minimise the impact on fleet availability.”