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Suzuki exceeds Japan’s car recycling targets

Asia – Suzuki Motor Corporation recycled 392 998 end-of-life vehicles in Japan in the period April 2016-March 2017. The carmaker’€™s efforts cost a total of 2,774.2 million yen.

Suzuki collected more than 50 600 tons of automotive shredder residue, which represents a recycling rate of 97.7%, thus exceeding the legal target rate of 70%.

Additionally, some 951 445 airbags were collected, which represents a recycling rate of 93.5%, thus also exceeding the legal target rate of 85%. Suzuki adds that it managed to recover 83,816.7kg worth of fluorocarbons as well.

Recycling fees and income generated from Japan’s vehicle-recycling fund averaged more than 3.2 million yen.

Suzuki has pledged it will continue to dedicate itself to stabilising the total recycling costs for the mid-and long-term.

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