Ford Proud of Sustainable Materials Use for 2013 Fusion

Ford Fusion - Recycled Inside 1 photo
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Since so much of each material has been produced so far in our history (plastic, steel, paper, various types of cloth) it would be foolish of us not to reuse at least some of the leftovers before incinerating them into a huge hole in the ozone layer, which is real, by the way, unlike most other things said by Al Gore, which aren’t.

The all new US Ford Fusion, which will arrive in Europe practically unchanged, as the Ford Mondeo, is even greener than you thought. According to Ford, they use plenty of recycled matter and renewable sources for the building of their interiors. The sound deadening of the Fusion uses the equivalent of slightly more than two pairs of jeans, as it uses post-industrial recycled cotton woven into a denim-type material.

For example, the foam for the seat cushions, the headrests and back rests of the Fusion, is made using no fewer than 31,250 individual soy beans, a technique first used on their 2007 Mustang. Another example of green innovation is the use of recycled plastic bottles in the making of the seat fabrics. Called REPREVE yarn, it uses exactly 38.9 plastic bottles for the making of the seat covers for each Fusion interior. The material itself is derived from materials once used in industry, along with commercial consumer waste.

It is definitely a good thing that some manufacturers are adopting such techniques, however they need to somehow link this recycling business with countries’ scrappage schemes, in order for them to get auto industry-grade materials which have served their purpose, and then reuse them, so that hopefully, one day, we’ll be proud to announce the world’s first mass-produced car made entirely out of recycled materials.
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