Volvo is one of the automakers considering changing the materials used in vehicles.
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Volvo Cars hopes that all models it sells will not use leather by 2030. It represents the latest example of how automakers can make their cars more sustainable.
In a statement Thursday, the Swedish company also said it hopes to “consist of recycled bio-based content” in a quarter of the materials used in new cars by 2025.
One of the interior materials used, Nordico, consists of textiles derived from recycled materials such as polyethylene terephthalate bottles and “materials from sustainable forests in Sweden and Finland, cork recycled from the wine industry”. increase.
The company plans to discontinue the use of leather in its vehicles, but said it “will continue to offer wool blend options from suppliers who are certified to procure responsibly.”
“It will be difficult to find products and materials that support animal welfare, but that is not a reason to avoid this important issue,” Stuart Templar, director of global sustainability at Volvo Cars, said in a statement. Said.
Headquartered in Sweden in March, but owned by Geely Holding Group of China Volvo Cars — He said he plans to become a “complete electric vehicle company” by 2030.
“There is no long-term future for cars with internal combustion engines,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars. “We are committed to becoming an electricity-only automaker and the transition should take place by 2030,” Green said.
Many automakers have announced plans to assemble their vehicles out of materials other than leather. In 2019, Elon Musk’s Tesla The interior of the Model 3 is “not 100% leather”, he said.
Other examples include Porsche — brands owned Volkswagen Group — Offering customers the option of not using leather for the interior of the Taycan, an all-electric sports car.
Concerned about increased sustainability, companies in various sectors are looking at new ways to package and deliver their products to reduce their environmental footprint.
June, major consumer goods Unilever He said a prototype of what is called a “paper-based laundry detergent bottle” was developed for the brand OMO and will be introduced in Brazil by early next year.
Earlier this month, online food delivery business Just Eat announced that it would work with CLUB ZERO to try out a reusable package for three months in London.
In February 2020, Just Eat, along with packaging company Notpla We have developed a “fully recyclable” take-out box lined with seaweed.
Volvo says it wants all cars to be leatherless by 2030
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