Ford Seats Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

By Admin | Posted in News on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Ford Vehicles That Use Sustainable Repreve Fabric

Landfills continue to pile up around the world, and although some companies only contribute to them, there are others that seek to empty them. One of those companies, is, of course, Ford. The automaker was just named Best Global Green Brand as they have found ways to cut waste and use recycled resources. One of the materials they use is called Repreve, a sustainable fabric made entirely out of recycled products.

According to the manufacturer, Repreve is a recycled fiber that uses recycled materials such as plastic bottles and post-industrial waste. In 2012 alone, the company was able to reclaim over 629 million plastic bottles that people recycled. Clearing landfills isn’t the only benefit, however. The manufacturing process requires less petroleum and emits fewer greenhouse gases, which helps the environment even more.

As of right now, Repreve is not used in all of the models in the Ford lineup, but there are a few different Ford vehicles that use sustainable Repreve fabric, and the number is only likely to grow. When Repreve was first used, it was found exclusively in the Ford Focus Electric and Ford Fusion, but Ford just added a third model to the list. The eco-friendly Repreve fabric can also be found in the 2015 Ford F-150 seats.

One of the biggest benefits of bringing Repreve fabric to the F-150 is that it’s the best-selling truck in America, and as orders are plentiful, more and more plastic bottles are, and will continue to be, taken out of landfills all across the nation. According to the automaker, more than five million plastic bottles will be taken from landfills this year alone to fulfill orders for Ford F-150 seats. Five million plastic bottles.

As we said, the number of Ford vehicles with Repreve fabric is only likely to grow as the company has a history of using recycled and sustainable materials in their vehicles, and as Repreve offers such a variety of advantages, it would only make sense that the material would only be used more widely in the lineup.

For more information on Repreve fabric and how it is used in Ford vehicles, be sure to check back here on the Matt Ford blog, as we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as we hear more. In the meantime, be sure to schedule a test drive or stop by our showroom to check out the Focus Electric, Ford Fusion or Ford F-150 so that you can get your hands on the Repreve fabric and see how it compares to other materials.


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