Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ford Escape Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles In Carpeting

Ford Escape Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles In Carpeting

FLUSHING, Mich.- As part of Ford Motor Company's commitment to become more environmentally friendly, many vehicles in the automaker's line up are incorporating more sustainable or recycled materials. But Ford's midsize SUV is utilizing one that we're all more than familiar with. The new Ford Escape uses recycled plastic bottles in its carpeting!

Plastic beverage bottles litter our lives--on our desks, at work, at home, in the car, at school--and rather than allowing those bottles to fill landfills, Ford is repurposing them in the form of carpeting in the Ford Escape! It's the first time Ford has used the carpeting in an SUV, but considering sales of the Escape totaled around 277,000 through June of this year, and each vehicle utilizes 25 plastic bottles in its carpeting, the positive impact on the environment is overwhelming! In the first half of this year, nearly 7 million bottles were potentially diverted from landfills, just from the Ford Escape!

Ford Escape Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles In Carpeting

Before Ford decides to use any new material, it must pass extensive durability tests to prove that it will enhance the product. Incorporating recycled plastic bottles in the Ford Escape's carpeting actually reduces wear on the carpet too! So you can feel good driving the new Escape knowing that It's doing its part to help the environment.

Discover the new Ford Escape at Delehanty Ford. We're located at 1510 E. Pierson Road, Flushing, MI 48433. Feel free to give us a call at (810) 659-5688 with any questions you may have. Family-owned and operated, Delehanty Ford has been serving the Greater Genesee County area for over 65 years with customer satisfaction as our top priority. Our sales and service departments are dedicated to providing the best experience for every customer.

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