What looks like a production line in a UK scrapyard is actually taking cars apart rather than building them – part of efforts to create a more sustainable car industry
By Graham Lawton
Cars at the Charles Trent scrapyard get disassembled on a production line, for better recycling of parts
Rich Pearce Photography
I’m not much of a petrolhead and I have never taken a car to pieces before, but there is a first time for everything. I don my gloves, grip a power tool and get to work. After a bit of huffing and puffing, one of the doors comes off, and is spirited away by an overhead hoist.
I am at a car breakers’ yard in Poole, UK, to witness the cutting edge of …
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