Volvo Constructs Interiors Made From Ocean Waste
The V90 Ocean Race uses nylon from discarded fishnets
Volvo’s new V90 Cross Country Ocean Race wagon is now outfitted with interiors made from ocean waste. Cosmetics brands, Adidas, Stella McCartney, and a Bakelight startup are just a few of the companies tackling the critical issue of ocean waste.
The new Volvo model keeps many of the original V90’s features with some notable improvements in aesthetics and interior modifications. There is a removable flashlight and more power outlets, plus the carpeting is made of Econyl.
Econyl is a material made from nylon from discarded fishing netting found at the bottom of the ocean—100% recycled. The car will be sold in 30 markets across EMEA, the U.S., Japan and China.
Volvo’s event, The Ocean Race, is a celebrated round-the-world sail. This year, the race also honors a new commitment to sustainability, with each of the boat’s outfitted with sensors that help the Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme take bio-readings from the ocean.