Nissan has previously proven its dedication to sustainability and being eco-friendly with vehicles like the Nissan LEAF EV and it would be correct to say that the Japanese automaker is a leader in green auto making. But Nissan doesn't stop there, as it also has implemented green practices when it comes to the disposal of older vehicles.

For the past several years, the brand has made it a priority to recover and recycle many Nissan parts from end-of-life vehicles (aka ELVs) like airbags and other parts that have fluorocarbons within them.

Nissan Motor Co. recently shared news that proves the brand's dedication to recycling, as reported by Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR) for the 2012 fiscal year.

Nissan recovered a total of 114,516.3 tons from 549.874 vehicles that weighed 119,175.2, equaling a 96.1 percent recovery ratio. This is way above Japan's Auto Recycling laws which have a target of 70 percent by 2015. The recovery ratio for ELVs was reported as 99.3 percent and airbag-related products equaled 1,549,317 from 450,755 vehicles.

It is evident from these staggering numbers that the Nissan brand is going above and beyond in their efforts to recycle and contribute to the overall health of the planet, and show no signs of slowing down.

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