In the lexicon of famous oxymorons, the auto industry about to add another: ecological plastics. Before too long, expect it to rank right up there with jumbo shrimp and military intelligence.Har. Woodyard cites the soon-to-be-introduced Lexus HS 250h hybrid luxury car as an example of a heavy user of bioplastic, noting that "about 30 percent of the car's interior and trunk will be covered in this newfangled plastic that will help make the car 85 percent recyclable."
Ecological plastics: an oxymoron?
USA Today's Open Road blog today reports on the growing use of bioplastics in the automotive industry -- a trend we've been following for some time. It's nice when the mainstream press discovers a story like this, although I have to note that blogger Chris Woodyard couldn't help but make a joke at plastics' expense:
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