Recycled auto parts usage has the potential to cut 35 million metric tons of COe2 annually, says

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— By utilizing quotes for top recycled parts instead of new parts, an estimated reduction of 35 million metric tonnes of CO2e annually can be achieved, according to data from’s North American marketplaces.

“That’s equivalent to 32 percent of annual Canadian driving emissions,” noted Tim Schneider, executive director of the Integrated Car-Part Pro Marketplace. “That’s big news for collision industry companies with commitments to reach net zero and for the auto recyclers who power the CO2e savings.”

At Aviva Canada’s April 2024 Net-Zero Supplier Summit, Jeff Schroder, founding CEO of, unveiled several new CO2e Savings Reports quantifying the carbon emissions saved by choosing recycled auto parts. These CO2e Savings Reports are available immediately for insurers and MSOs/banners using the Integrated Car-Part Pro (iPro) alternative parts marketplace, he noted.

These CO2e Savings Reports, integrated into iPro Analytics, are designed to help companies measure and report the carbon impact achieved by sourcing recycled parts through the iPro marketplace. With 200 million parts, exclusive supply chain technology, and an assembly-optimized workflow critical for sourcing recycled parts, iPro helps insurers and repairers increase their recycled parts usage by several percentage points.

iPro is also fully integrated with the Mitchell Cloud Estimating (MCE) parts portal and currently serves 5,000 MCE users in Canada.

The data used in the iPro Analytics reports is based on CO2e savings data from a recent Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) environmental impact study of the top recycled parts sourced in the Ontario market. OARA’s recent study, “The Environmental Benefits for Green Recycled Parts in Ontario,” calculated the potential emissions avoided when a reused part is used in the place of a new part.

Additionally, is continually seeking out other data sources and improving data in the CO2e Savings Reports to include more parts and distinctions for various popular vehicle types.

“Choosing recycled parts instead of new manufacturing reduces human-caused emissions, and the new CO2e Savings Reports from iPro Analytics give shops the ability to meaningfully measure their contribution⁠ and reduce the need to financially invest in other carbon removal measures,” noted in a press release. “With the capacity to save 35 million metric tonnes of CO2e annually in North America, recycled auto parts are at the forefront of environmental stewardship.”

“We want to do our part to help lower carbon emissions, and quantifying the CO2e savings from using recycled parts is an important step to help repairers and insurers achieve their net-zero commitments,” said Schroder. “We appreciate Aviva Canada’s partnership and efforts in encouraging their suppliers to achieve net-zero targets.

“We’re excited to have these CO2e Savings Reports available immediately to iPro insurers, MSOs and banners, so they can start assessing and calculating their savings today.”

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