The American automaker takes a big step toward global sustainable development by crafting car parts from pre-used materials.

Researchers and automobile designers at Ford are taking a green-oriented direction to their vehicle development and design philosophies to incorporate more sustainable materials in their car manufacturing process. In response to growing calls for sustainable development among Americans, the iconic car manufacturer has devised an eco-friendly program that allows non-biodegradable materials such as industrial waste, along with plants and other biodegradable elements to be converted into car parts. Ford is now looking into items such as plastics, rubber, foam, film and fabric to be applied into interior parts to help alleviate dependence on oil and other resources without sacrificing quality and durability.

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