How Are Nissan Parts Recycled?

March 4th, 2022 by


Nissan is an automaker that is committed to going green. In addition to manufacturing environmentally-friendly battery-powered vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF and the Nissan ARIYA, the automaker also focuses on ensuring that used Nissan parts are not wasted.

In fact, the 2021 Nissan Rogue was the first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. Here’s how it works.

Closed-Loop Recycling System

Starting with the 2021 Nissan Rogue, Nissan has implemented the closed-loop recycling program on more and more of its models. The hood and doors of the Nissan Rogue are stamped from aluminum alloy, a material that reduces vehicle weight and helps improve fuel efficiency and power performance.

The closed-loop recycling system helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys from raw materials. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, as well as the reduction of waste from factories.

Reuse and Recycle

Put simply, the closed loop recycling system uses a large pneumatic conveyance system. As car hoods and doors are stamped into shape, scrap material is shredded and extracted, keeping aluminum grades separate.

This ensures that Nissan can return high-quality scraps to suppliers, who then turn the separated and reprocessed aluminum scrap into aluminum alloy sheets and redeliver them to Nissan for use in production.

Nissan Green Program 2022

The Nissan parts recycling program is a part of the larger Nissan Green Program 2022. Under this initiative, Nissan aims to replace 30 percent of the raw materials used in cars built in 2022 with materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources. To achieve this, the automaker is using recycled materials.

Learn more about the Nissan parts recycling program here at Zeigler Nissan of Gurnee.

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