Volvo Car makers to use Recycled materials in all new cars from 2025
NEW YORK (Scrap Register): Premium car maker Volvo announced its desire that from 2025 at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly propelled Volvo car will be produced using reused material.
To demonstrate the viability of this ambition, the company has unveiled a specially built version of its XC60. The special XC60’s interior has a tunnel console made from renewable fibres and plastics from discarded fishing nets and maritime ropes.
On the floor, the carpet contains fibres made from PET plastic bottles and a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturers. The seats also use PET fibres from plastic bottles. Used car seats from old Volvo cars were used to create the sound-absorbing material under the car bonnet.
Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next-generation components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics.