Are you trying to figure out how to get rid of the recalled airbags in the vehicles at your dealership? You might want to consider shipping the airbags to a recycling center. There are many good reasons to get airbags recycled over sending them to a landfill. Take a look at this article for a list of the benefits that comes along with getting airbags recycled. 1. Lowers the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Materials One of the dangers of not properly disposing of defective airbags is exposure to volatile compounds. A known volatile compound that has been found in certain airbags is called formaldehyde. The worst thing about exposure to formaldehyde is that it can cause cancer to develop. Leaving removed airbags around your dealership until they are disposed of can increase the risk of you and your employees inhaling formaldehyde. Getting the airbags recycled as soon as possible is in your best interest, especially if you don’t want to end up getting sued. 2. Not Worrying About Being Held Liable for an Airbag Injury It is wise to remove the defective airbags from your vehicles as soon as possible. If you sell one of the vehicles to a customer and the airbag deploys, you might be held liable if an injury occurs. Even if no injury occurs and the airbag deploys for no reason, you could end up in a lawsuit. Even if you don’t get sued, you might face a large fine that can result in legal penalties. A recycling center will be able to take possession of deployed and non-deployed airbags as soon as you are ready to get rid of them. 3. Individual Materials Can Be Recycled for New Products A benefit of getting defective airbags recycled is that different materials can be reused for manufacturing other products. One material on an airbag that can be reused is the plastic, which is sometimes transformed into pellets that can be melted down when needed for other products. Metal is another useful material that can be found on airbags, and the recycling center can transform the pieces into sheets. Before any of the recyclable materials are removed from the defective airbags, all of the hazardous material will be removed and properly disposed of by those professionals. Get in touch with a recycling company to find out how you should go about getting your defective airbags to their...read more
After we made a commitment to focus on the environment as a family, we decided that it might make sense to start recycling. We focused carefully on sorting our plastic, metal, and paper, and we were able to completely overhaul how much trash we threw away. Within a few days, we were able to see a reduction in our amount of normal garbage accumulation, and an increase in the amount of materials we were sending in for recycling. It was great to teach our kids what they needed to know to protect the environment. This blog is all about learning how to recycle more effectively.