How are all the ‘Clunkers’ disposed of? Who handles them? What are their qualifications? How much are the worth? There are many answers to be sought.
There is a far greater negative environmental impact from replacing an old car with a new car than could ever be caused by the higher levels of carbon dioxide emissions that flow from continued use of the older vehicle.
The total level of greenhouse emissions attributable to the manufacture of each new motor car massively exceeds the level of atmospheric pollution produced from fuel consumed by the older vehicle it is replacing.
The same applies for replacement parts. It is important that governments at all levels understand and accept the environmental benefits that derive from replacing damaged or worn parts with recycled parts rather than new parts.