Gallery: The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled...

 

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan is set to arrive in showrooms this fall, and it features some highly unusual recycled materials. While a great amount of time was spent on finding ways to make the Fusion’s powertrains fuel efficient, Ford’s engineers also found unique ways to make the Fusion more “green.” The Fusion’s interior is upholstered with REPREVE yarn, a fabric which is made from industrial waste such as old water bottles and denim.

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  1. moto electric June 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    If you think this is a cool use of plastic bottles, check out this creation …

    One of the easiest ways to live a more environmentally conscientious life is to participate in a recycling program. Finding ways to reduce waste, and reuse or repurpose common items can be difficult, but the results can be spectacular.

    Such is the case with an amazing recycling project by Nebraska designer Garth Britzman. Using 1500 plastic pop bottles partially filled with colored liquid, he created an undulating parking canopy for his car, which he calls (POP)culture.
    Britzman hopes that his creation will encourage others to think outside the box and find ways to repurpose items that would otherwise end up in our landfills.
    And if they create something esthetically appealing in the process, so much the better!

    Check out his creation at
    http://www.shft.com/reading/recycled-plastic-bottles-create-colorful-car-canopy?utm_content=lbailey%40gatormotouv.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=READ&utm_campaign=Planet%20Earth%2C%20Colorful%20Canopy%2C%20Dot%20Espresso%20Cupscontent

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