Not every car becomes a flower bed when it dies. Now that the somewhat confusing Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program – also known as Cash for Clunkers – is about to start, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) i
Take a walk through any junkyard in the world and you're likely to come across any number of vehicles that are a mere rusted-out shell of their former selves. That's mostly because sheet metal is thin and, as the outer-most skin of an automobile, takes the brunt of the weather's nastiest beatings. Underneath, it's a different story entirely.
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Starting on January 1, 2007 car-makers doing business in Britain will be required to dispose of cars from their brands when they are no longer in use. Approximately 2 million cars a year are scrapped in the UK, currently at the owners expense. The new plan is intended to ensure that cars are dismantled and recycled in an environmentally-sound manner.