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Ford Recycles 1.2B Plastic Bottles a Year for Vehicle Parts

June 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

Ford Motor Company is helping play a role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way it’s doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs and wheel liners on F-series trucks.

“The underbody shield is a large part, and for a part that big, if we use solid plastic, it would likely weigh three times as much,” said Thomas Sweder, design engineer for Ford Motor Company, in a statement. “We look for the best materials to work with to make our parts, and in this case, we are also creating many environmental benefits.”

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