Volkswagen and other scrapped cars after returning, ready for recycling
Volkswagen and other scrapped cars after returning, ready for recycling
Volkswagen and other scrapped cars after returning, ready for recycling
Volkswagen and other scrapped cars after returning, ready for recycling

Source of raw materials: 95% of your Volkswagen can be recycled and re-used

Source of raw materials: 95% of your Volkswagen can be recycled and re-used

Is your Volkswagen about to reach its final decommissioning? Certified recycling companies will make sure that 95% of your car is recycled and re-used. Learn more about the recycling process here and the statutory conditions for a free-of-charge return.

Recycling-oriented construction

Sustainability is an integral part of the entire end-of-life vehicle process chain:

  • Product planning
  • Production
  • Recycling

These targets demand the execution of a range of activities and measures, starting early on in the development stage of your Volkswagen. During its production and service life, you contribute to environmental preservation, for example by helping conserve resources.

Information

  • We make sure that all operating fluids can be removed from the end-of-life vehicle and that parts which are to be removed can be easily detached.
  • One of the integral aspects of the environmental goals within technical development is preventing the production of harmful substances.
  • The use of recycled material is permitted for many components that are not relevant to vehicle safety, as long as they meet the same quality requirements as primary materials.
  • All plastic components are labelled according to internationally applicable ISO standards so as to enable clear identification.
Visualization of recycled materials as components using the current VW Polo model

Recycled materials

In the current Polo, recycled materials can be used in various components, including: