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Recycled brake pads on cars save money and environment

Break pads
Two break pads. The one at the bottom shows how much material that can remain when changing break pads.
Published Jun 16, 2020

The brake pads on cars may have as much as 25 percent of the braking material remaining when discarded. Research shows that by reusing the material in used brake pads, energy consumption and carbon footprint can be reduced by over 30 percent.