New Ford Fusion Is Made Of Recycled Jeans, Bottles And Soy Beans

New Ford Fusion Is Made Of Recycled Jeans, Bottles And Soy Beans

The Ford Fusion “greens up” for the 2013 model year with continued use of sustainable materials.

Alice Chan
  • 1 june 2012

American automaker Ford introduces the all-new 2013 Fusion model that is made with sustainable materials. The “green” car employs green solutions to reduce petroleum-based content such as seat fabrics and interior plastics. Among the production materials, the company has added the use of recycled cotton, clear plastic bottles and soybeans. The Fusion’s aerodynamically fuel-efficient body can be converted into:

  • Denim material equivalent to slightly more than two average-sized pairs of blue jeans
  • 38.9 clear plastic 16-ounce recycled bottles
  • About 31,250 soybeans

Carrie Majeske, Ford product sustainability manager, says of the company’s green initiatives:

Building vehicles with great fuel economy is our highest priority in reducing impact on the environment. With every new product design, we also are charged with increasing the use of renewable and recyclable materials in our cars, utilities and trucks to reduce impact on the environment.

It is estimated that the materials from recycled automotive battery casings on the Fusion will utilize close to 2 million pounds of recycled plastic per year. In addition, Ford’s use of soy foam has already reduced petroleum production by more than 5 million pounds and carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20 million pounds annually.

Ford Fusion


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