volvo sets goal of 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025 - pet plastic
From 2025, at least one of the plastics used in Volvo's new models will come from recycled materials.
State-owned companies are on a counter Monday.
The pollution plan praised by the United Nations.
Stuart Templar, director of sustainable development for Volvo Cars, told Reuters that, for example, from old bottles on fishing nets or car dashboards or carpets, safety or quality will not be affected.
"We think it makes sense commercially," he said . "
The G7 plastic charter encourages environmental activists to take more action, but many big companies are designing products that can be recycled after use to limit pollution.
Volvo plans to go further and make more recycled materials on the production line.
"Volvo cars are committed to minimizing their global environmental footprint," said Hakan Samuelson, president and CEO of Volvo cars owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. , Ltd. , in a statement.
Volvo said it was in talks with plastic producers to realize its ambition to "from 2025, at least the plastics used in each new Volvo car will be made of recycled materials.
"Volvo sold 570,000 cars last year, and some of its plastics are currently made of recycled materials.
Volvo released a test model for the x60t8 plug
In a hybrid SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, except that some plastic parts are made of recycled materials, it says it looks the same as an existing car.
Industry hopes Canada's landfill will not have plastic packaging until 2040. For example, if the fiber is made from PET plastic bottles, the old Volvo car seat is used for sound
The tunnel console uses absorbing materials under the hood as well as nets and ropes
Between passenger and driver seats.
The United Nations welcomed Volvo's plans.
More than 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, threatening marine life from fish to coral reefs.
"As far as we know, this is the first time
Eric Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, told Reuters: "trying to use waste as a raw material for a new car . ".
"We need to see a situation where plastic waste starts to have more value and the process of converting it into something new will also advance," he said.
Volvo said that we need to reconsider the entire plastic industry: it is not enough to ban plastic straws in 2017, and it will power all new cars launched after 2019.
Last month, the company said it aims to make all-electric cars half of its global sales by 2025.