First of all, end-of-life vehicles contain hazardous materials such as lead-acid batteries, waste oil, mercury, nickel, and cadmium. It is a must to store, treat and dispose of acid batteries and other parts of ELVs properly. When not stored properly, they can pollute the environment, and impact climate change.
Next, natural resources. Scrapping cars reduces the need to extract new raw materials from the earth because many of the car parts can be reused. This is critical for metals such as steel and aluminum, which require a lot of energy to extract and process. Recycling these materials allows us to reduce our overall emissions footprint.
Finally, scrapping a car reduces the older, less fuel-efficient vehicles there are on the road. This will decrease the amount of cars that pollute the planet with harmful emissions.