Recycle Week 2019 at Charity Car

Posted on 23rd Sep 2019 by Charity Car Posted in: Latest News

Straight off the back of World Car Free Day we’re into Recycle Week 2019! From the 23rd to the 29th September, we’re focusing on everything recycling – how we do it, why we do it and here at Charity Car, how your old car donation can take recycling to a whole other level!

Recycle Week at Charity Car

Now in its 17th year, the aim of Recycle Week, nationwide, is to encourage people to recycle more. While 2018 saw a huge shift in attitudes towards single-use plastics and sustainability, this year the campaign wants us to take action! 2019’s theme is ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’. It’s exciting stuff and it’s what we are passionate about.

Not every car donated through the Charity Car scheme is recycled… After-all, we’re here to pass on funds to good causes, and we know you want higher value cars to fund as much charitable work as possible. But, if a car is at the end of its life, we take a huge amount of pride in our car recycling expertise.

Our nationwide network is only made up from Authorised Treatment Facilities (they are specialised vehicle recycling centres with Environment Agency permits if you didn’t know!). Every car is thoroughly depolluted to remove hazardous waste and then recycled to an incredible 95%. After huge investment in recycling we achieved this standard three years earlier than the EU regulations – can you tell we’re proud of ourselves!

Car Recycling infographic

During Recycle Week 2019 the public will be asked to rinse, crush, squash, sort and separate, in the home, in the office and in the great outdoors. Why should cars be any different?! It might take a lot more training and equipment, but it’s essentially the same process. If you choose to use a service that guarantees these standards you really are making a difference and protecting the environment.

We could talk recycling all day, but we think what makes Charity Car so special is what happens next. Not only could your car donation be recycled to our meticulous standards, but it could fund some very special work… An average recycled car could fund five hours of nursing care from Marie Curie’s nurses, or enable the Rainforest Foundation UK to analyse field data and identify hot spots of potential habitat loss. Now that’s what we call next level recycling!

Enjoy taking part in Recycle Week however you choose to take action. When your car is ready to recycle remember Charity Car are here to help you raise money for your favourite cause.

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