Waste | Resources


Pressed old cars in a junkyard

Germany has more than 40 million registered cars, which are replete with recyclable steel, copper, light metals, precious metals, glass, tires and plastic. But these vehicles also contain environmental pollutants such as motor oil, brake fluid, CFCs and lead. Hence when a car is scrapped, it’s essential that it be drained, dismantled and recycled in an environmentally sound manner. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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