All cars in Russia used to decay underground or in backyards. Then somebody started to disassemble them and sell their parts. But now car producers are obliged to care about utilization and such shops started to be opened.
This one is on the Pacific coast of Russia.
They have a lot of used cars here
This “Volga” is about to end its life
Some workers disassemble the car sorting its components.
Iron, plastic and rubber details are recycled separately.
But 10-15 % of the car cannot be recycled, they are sent to a solid domestic waste landfill.
The enterprise can utilize 3-5 cars a day
Its clients are mainly state structures and big companies having large autoparks.
But what should private owners do with their cars? Only to leave them under the open sky…
Though there is a special project letting drivers leave old tires at tire fitting shops.
Thus, tires can become a decoration at children playgrounds, for example.
Iron and plastic are to be pressed
Removing the wheels
The enterprise recycles 7-10 tons a day. Soon they will receive new equipment that will enable them to recyle twice more. The process consists of some stages: a cord is separated, everything is crumbled up: textile, metal chips and rubber. Then this rubber is used for coating of children playgrounds.
Maybe it’s not the worst path for a car – from roads to playgrounds?