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CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Update August 2020

CarTakeBack provides the latest car price update for August 2020 showing stability in scrap car prices


This month CarTakeBack has reported a stability in the prices being paid for scrap cars, with less than a 1% increase compared to last month, and to August 2019. In a normal year, August would be a time for people to take holidays abroad and we’d usually see scrap car prices dip slightly. To see them maintain is great news, especially in the current climate. The August prices are the highest seen this year, and there are signs that they could maintain into September. 

Scrap prices offered for cars are dependent on many factors, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, location of the customer – these all impact the final value of vehicles.

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Top Cars Scrapped in August

This month the most common vehicle scrapped was the Ford Focus! Followed by the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta. 

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

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.