LEVALLOIS, FRANCE (May 23, 1:55 p.m. ET) — The Peugeot 208 features a rear bumper from Cie. Plastic Omnium that is made from 100 percent recycled materials.
The French supplier's so-called “Greenlene” is made from crushed polypropylene taken from scrapped vehicles and is sourced to 208s made at Peugeot's two plants in France. In total, 25 percent of the 208 is made using recycled or natural materials while its predecessor, the 207, contained just 7 percent.
In addition to the rear bumper, Plastic Omnium also supplies the new Peugeot subcompact's spoiler.
Peugeot started making the 208 at its plant in Trnava, Slovakia, in November 2011.
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