Automotive giant Volvo Car Group is pledging that by 2025, 25 percent of the plastics used in its cars will come from recycled sources.
The company unveiled a specially-built version of its XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV on June 18, noting that it looks and performs exactly the same as its normal version, but it uses recycled content for many of its parts.
"Volvo Cars is committed to minimizing its global environmental footprint," said Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO. "Environmental care is one of Volvo's core values, and we will continue to find new ways to bring this into our business. This car and our recycled plastics ambition are further examples of that commitment.
The special XC60's interior has a center console made using renewable fibers and plastics recovered from discarded fishing nets and other maritime plastics. The flooring carpet uses recycled nylon and its seat fabric comes from recycled PET bottles.
The foam from old Volvo car seats is used in the sound absorber under the hood.