How Ford Rocks The F-150 With Recycled Bottles
You know I love Ford and here's just one more reason why. They walk the green talk and they are doing it again with the F-150. According to the EPA, in 2012 about 32 million tons of plastic waste was generated in the United States. Out of that, only 9 percent of it was recovered. The folks at Ford started thinking about how they could redirect plastics from landfills into sustainable materials to use in their vehicles.
Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE fiber to many Ford vehicles. Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By substituting with this recycled material, Ford will divert more than five million plastic bottles from landfills this year! Pretty impressive.
Ford is the only automaker to use REPREVE, made from 100 percent recycled materials including plastic bottles, in its vehicles. Ford is currently using REPREVE in five vehicles around the world, making it a truly global material, and it represents Ford's larger commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of the company’s global sustainability strategy to lessen its environmental footprint.
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