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

Although the year started with a small dip in prices from the end of 2020, January 2021 still recorded an average 74% higher than the previous January!

After an erratic peak at €180 in March and a drop to €140 in May, a healthy global scrap metal market and increased demand for recycled materials has seen the average scrap car price rise steeply ever since! Dublin even saw a high of €350 in November! We're heading out of 2021 with a very healthy country-wide average price of €296.

Average Scrap Car Price €296

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 Global Recycling Day and World Environment Day 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 Heros Preparing for the future

In response to the increase in Electric Vehicle sales here in Ireland that we've seen during 2021, our international team has been planning for the future, when these eco-friendly 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 Ireland we're doing the ground work to ensure we'll stay at the forefront of the industry in every sense.

EV Recycling Training

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!

CTB Christmas Jumpers