US – According to the OEM, using the recycled material will divert more than 5m plastic bottles from landfill this year. The new pick-up truck has joined four other Ford vehicles worldwide to feature Repreve fibre.
“By using Repreve in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles,” said Carol Kordich, lead designer at Ford’s global sustainability materials strategy development. “We are always looking for ways to incorporate more innovative and sustainable materials into our vehicles.”
Repreve is made from 100% recycled materials including plastic bottles. Ford has been working with Unifi since 2012 to integrate the fibre into its vehicles.