Give A Car, a social enterprise that scraps cars for charities, has joined forces with environmental charity, Trees for Cities, to offer motorists the chance to plant saplings in return for their unwanted vehicles.
The free to use recycling scheme called Scrap Car Plant Tree launched this week. It expects to fund the planting of 13 saplings on average per vehicle disposal. Motorists will be able to use the money raised through the disposal of their vehicles to plant trees in a city of their choice. Give A Car and Trees for Cities expect each disposal to offset around a year’s carbon emissions.
"Each car that is disposed of will offset at least one year’s carbon emissions and vehicles which are auctioned could provide significantly more carbon relief, which can only be a good thing for the environment," Alex Harvey, from Give A Car, said.
"Everybody is aware of how bad cars are for the environment so what better way to give something back than by funding the planting of new trees when getting rid of an unwanted vehicle?"
Best price for scrap metal
Give A Car was established in 2010 to get the best price for cars motorists were looking to scrap and then donating that money to charities. The company ensures it gets the best price for scrap metal and any roadworthy cars are put through an auction and receives their market value. Give a Car has s far organised the collection or sale of over 4000 cars and has raised over £800,000 for more than 1,000 charities.
Trees for Cities plants trees and creates green spaces throughout Britain’s urban areas.
To donate your scrap vehicle visit www.ScrapCarPlantTree.org.uk