Many big brands in various fields do their best to protect the environment. This is also true for car manufacturers. For example, recently, BMW announcement that it strives to eliminate plastic waste from the oceans. The company plans to use plastic trim parts from the Neue Klasse pure electric car which will be launched in 2025. More interestingly, more than 30% of the raw materials will come from recycled materials, such as fishing nets and strings.
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According to the company, BMW and its partners will actively purchase and recycle them at ports around the world. After treatment, the company will use them for the interior and exterior trim of the vehicles. In fact, BMW will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25%.
BMW uses recycled materials for various parts
In fact, this isn’t the first time BMW has used recycled materials in its cars. For example, the carbon fiber chassis of BMW’s i3 pure electric car uses recycled materials in the production process. In addition, the factories that produce these materials are powered by wind and hydroelectric power.
In addition, BMW has recently announcement that it will use new vegan interiors on BMW and MINI models from 2023. The company will use these materials for the steering wheel and other parts. In other words, it will replace leather and synthetic leather. “The new steering wheel surface material reduces CO2e emissions along the value chain by approximately 85% compared to leather.”
Additionally, according to BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, all new BMW models will use recycled materials by 2025. From 2025, the company will use more metals, plastics and wood to reduce the footprint. carbon from vehicle production.
However, we haven’t heard of other auto industry bigwigs, such as Mercedes Benz and Audi, issuing similar statements.