CarTakeBack's 2021 Highlights... yes we had highlights

Posted on Thursday, 23 December 2021 by CarTakeBack

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While we’re not back to the ‘normal’ we were all hoping for, after the shock of last year, 2021 has thankfully had some huge positives for us and for our wonderful customers, as we were able to maintain services throughout the ongoing pandemic. Here’s a quick review of the last 12 months…

Record prices for customers

We started the year on a high when January saw another increase in average prices for our customers. A healthy global scrap metal market and increased demand for recycled materials saw the average scrap car price kick the year off at $363! We’re delighted to report that average price rose steeply in the first few months of the year and has stayed high, with a steady increase ever since. We're heading out of 2021 with an average price of over $500! 

Average Scrap Car Prices $530

Focusing on the environment

While we deliver great value and service, recycling responsibly is also key to our business to protect the environment where possible. Being part of World Environment Day and Recycling Week again this year was so important to highlight the future of our planet. We were delighted to see the progress made at COP26 in November and hope to see changes in the industry following those discussions.
We are grateful to the customers who have chosen our service as part of their effort to ensure they recycle responsibly and we're enthusiastic to meet any future demands put on the industry to help protect the environment.

Recycling herosPreparing for the future

In response to the significant increase in Electric Vehicle sales in Australia that we saw during 2021, our international team has been planning for the future, when these cars reach the end of their life. The CarTakeBack global business has already invested time and money into safely and effectively recycling electric and hybrid vehicles and here in Australia we're doing the ground work to ensure we'll stay at the forefront of the industry in every sense. 

Recycling EV batteries
And here we are in December! With scrap car prices still high, a renewed public interest in responsible recycling, and the prospect of being able to celebrate the end of the year in person, things feel remarkably positive.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year from everyone at CarTakeBack… See you in 2022!

Merry Christmas from CarTakeBack