Conservation of resources

Target

Evaluating the environmental compatibility of a vehicle requires an analysis of the emissions and use of resources throughout the entire lifecycle.

Measures and result

During the development process of a vehicle, we prepare a recycling concept for each vehicle model in which all of its components and materials are examined with a view to their suitability for the various stages of the recycling process. As a result, all Mercedes-Benz car models are 85 % recyclable and 95 % recoverable, pursuant to ISO 22 628. The key aspects of our activities in this area are:

  • the resale of tested and certified used parts through the Mercedes-Benz Used Parts Center (GTC),
  • the remanufacturing of used parts, and
  • the workshop waste disposal system MeRSy (Mercedes-Benz Recycling System).
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