The seat fabric, called Repreve, is a polyester fiber made from recycled materials.
Chris Woodyard - USATODAY
- January 7, 2012
Ford is finding a new use for about two million plastic bottles.
They were ground up and used to make the fabrics that go into the upholstery on car seats. The average Ford with seats made from the material goes through 22 recycled plastic bottles.
Wieck "Ford is committed to delivering vehicles with leading fuel efficiency while targeting at least 25% clean technology in interior materials across our lineup," says Carol Kordich, lead designer of Sustainable Materials for Ford."
Ford says about 29% of plastic bottles are recycled, half the rate of Europe.
The seat fabric, called Repreve, is a polyester fiber made from recycled materials. To underscore its effort, Ford plans to show how it can recycle plastic bottles from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week and put it towards its effort.... [Read More]