Ford Turns Plastic Into Seat Covers
Ford believes "green" is not just an advertising term, it's a way of life and they key to a thriving future. In fact, many say that Ford is the "greenest" auto maker around. With this latest use of recycling, or "upcycling," the company is further cementing itself into that stereotype.
Seat covers offered on the all new Ford
Focus Electric are going to be made from materials taken
out of used plastic water bottles. That bottle of H2O you're drinking today might
become a passenger seat tomorrow, instead of ending up in a landfill or in the ocean.
Ford Motor Company joined with REPREVE for this occasion.
Together, they will use 2 million plastic bottles to be transformed into seat
fabric, saving hundreds of pounds in plastic waste.
"REPREVE's fabric is a polyester fiber made from a blend of recycled PET plastic, along with other recycled post-consumer material," as stated in Ford's press release. "The car will be the first with an interior made with 100 percent clean technology, far exceeding the company's goal of 25 percent clean technology across their whole vehicle line-up."1
Each Focus will use 22 recycled bottles, which keeps PET material out of landfills, while reducing energy consumption by offsetting the use of refined crude-oil for production.
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