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Published on November 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year (Infographic)

Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below). Given that we’ve covered recycling of old cars in the past, it’s an important but not widely discussed topic, and there are some pretty interesting stats here, I thought it’d be something fun to share here. Here’s a particularly shocking statistic from the infographic: if the waste oil from oil changes in the UK had been collected it could have met the annual energy requirements of 1.5 million people! Who knew? Check out more:

recycled cars infographic

Original infographic at Kars4Kids

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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