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Scrap Car Price Update September 2023

Scrap car prices in the UK continued to decline in September, with the average price falling to £276, the lowest level of the year, according to Car Take Back. This is the fifth consecutive month of price declines and is attributed to a number of factors, including the falling demand for scrap metal and reusable car parts.


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The average age of cars scrapped in September was 19 years, which is two years older than the previous month. This could be due to an increase in older vehicles being scrapped in Greater London due to the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and the Transport for London (TfL) scrappage schemes.

Despite the overall decline in scrap car prices, some cars are still worth more than the average. The value of a scrap car depends on a number of factors, including the make, model, age, weight, condition, and location of the car.

The top five most frequently scrapped cars in September were:

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Honda Civic
  • Ford Focus
  • BMW 320
  • Nissan Micra

The Ford Fiesta saw the biggest increase in value in September, with an average scrap value of £344, up 49% from the previous month.


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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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