Ford has kept 120 million pounds of material from littering landfills through a recycling program.
Ford has always been dedicated to environmental sustainability. It is an important subject to keep in mind when working in the automotive industry. With the advent of vehicles such as the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi, as well as the Fusion Hybrid and the Focus Electric, Ford is constantly striving to create cars that leave less of a negative impact on the environment. But these vehicles are not Ford’s first attempt at going green. In fact, Ford has been working hard for the environment for a long time.
About ten years ago, Ford began a program in which it processed and reused damaged vehicle components. In doing so, Ford has prevented roughly 120 million pounds of these components from being dumped in landfills. For more clarity, 120 million pounds of these components is about 30,000 cars that are now on the road instead of rotting in the ground in pieces.
Ford has most recently begun recycling headlights and bumpers. To date, over 26,000 headlights and 62,000 bumpers have been collected. A whopping 85% of the typical Ford can now be recycled, meaning only 15% will make it to the landfill.
This dedication to recycling is anything but new for Ford. In fact, back in 2001, the company began a biomaterials and plastics research team, which has gone on to accomplish several noteworthy achievements, such as using soy-based foam in car seats and deflector shields, making coconut husks into plastic reinforcement materials, and researching plastic bottles as a possible provider of material for seating.
For those interested in helping fight to preserve the environment, Friendly Ford recommends something as simple as starting to recycle at home. And for those who are incredibly dedicated, check out the C-MAX Hybrid, the C-Max Energi, the Fusion Hybrid, and the Focus Electric at Friendly Ford today.
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