Before the year 2013 came to an end, it was reported by the New Zealand Herald that the total number of cars in the country, including those that are being used and kept from being scrapped, is nearly 2.5 million.
There are plenty of other concerns aside from raising the question of how much longer the country’s roads can take on more of these means of transportation. These include pollution, emissions and source depletion.
Building New Cars Create Just as Much Pollution as Driving One
One of the biggest issues with the car manufacturing process is the pollution it creates, particularly the carbon footprint. According to The Guardian, manufacturing a basic spec car, such as a Citroen C1, already creates 6 tonnes of C02e. A mid-spec Ford Mondeo leaves 17 tonnes, while a top-of-the-line vehicle, like a Land Rover Discovery, marks the environment with 35 tonnes.
These numbers just show that making new cars is just as polluting as driving one, and in many cases, even more so.
Scrapping: An Eco-friendly, Cost-effective Solution
In many cities across the country, more and more residents are becoming aware of the benefits of scrapping their old cars. Almost, if not all components of an automobile can be scrapped, recycled and reused.
So, that car vehicle sitting in your garage now for a long time? You can sell that, either as a whole, or have one of the local auto dismantlers pick it up for you. Either way, you can make quick money off of it, and do your part as a responsible citizen along the way.
Selling Used Cars and Car Parts is Now a Lot Easier
Plenty of New Zealand motorists are in the market for used car parts, so you won’t have any problem selling off your junk or used vehicle.
Getting your car scrapped is a quick, green way to make money, so contact auto dismantlers near you.