As I read up on auto recycling and see that up to 30% of a junk auto can end up in landfill. Lately I’ve been seeing lots of tractor trailers hauling crushed autos and cubed autos on roads around me. Is auto recycling doing that good or is it me?
I'm a little skeptical of things Wikipedia says-they might be right on this one, I didn't factor in tires, rubber, things of that nature. I know the local shredder puts everything but tires in the local one, with sometimes EXPLOSIVE results!I’m going by what Wikipedia says
Thank You for the infoThere is a Nucor mini mill about 20 miles from where I live. If you are not familiar with what Nucor calls a mini mill, it does not make steel from ore, but rather entirely from recycled steel. It has been in operation since 1981, so I am very accustomed to seeing trucks and trains loaded with crushed cars passing through on the way to this mill. So it makes it hard for me to say if it appears that more steel is being recycled.
From what I heard there is a trade war between Australia's mining industry and China, so instead of getting mined iron ore they are looking for scrap steel now.I wonder if different markets react to pricing differently, or if scrap steel is priced differently depending upon if it's automotive, or recycled fridges etc