When recycling automobiles, the focus to date has been on metals. However, current practice increasingly uses as much of the non-metallic content of the vehicle as possible. Suitability for recycling is a characteristic that is already being taken into account during design.
Even before recycling scrap, Audi tries to avoid producing it. For that reason, most of the components and raw materials are delivered by suppliers in re-usable packaging. 95 percent of all the scrap created during production is recycled. Furthermore, materials used in the car are marked so that clear identification at the beginning of the recycling process is made easier.
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