Toyota to increase ?Ecological Plastic? in vehicle interiors
Tokyo -- Toyota announced plans to increase use of plant-derived, carbon-neutral* plastics in more vehicle models, including a new hybrid vehicle (assume the 2010 Prius-III :)) starting early next year. The Toyota developed plastics, known as ?Ecological Plastic?, are to be used in scuff plates, headliners and seat cushions to name a few of the interior parts where it is presently used. During the 2009 model year, Toyota is aiming for Ecological Plastic to account for up to 60 percent of the interior components in vehicles that feature it. Not all vehicles but those that actually ?feature it.?