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Reuse, recycling and useful applications

Some parts of an end-of-life vehicle, such as gearboxes or headlights, are suitable for reuse. Various links in the recycling chain process materials that are recovered from end-of-life vehicles into reusable basic materials, such as metals, fibres and plastics. The vast majority of end-of-life vehicles can be reused or recycled. In 2021 that amounted, all told, to 87.3 per cent of the total weight of all end-of-life vehicles.

A second category comprises materials that cannot be reused, but can be put to another good use. An example of this is energy recovery through combustion. In 2021, this came to a total of 11.4 per cent of the total weight of all end-of-life vehicles.


Towards full circularity


Eventually, only a very small percentage is sent to landfill. In 2021, it was just 1.3 per cent of the total weight of end-of-life vehicles. ARN is working towards making it possible to continue recycling cars responsibly, and to a high-value.

For more results see our 2021 Sustainability Report.


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