Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats
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Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.
Repreve is a recycled fiber produced by Unifi that contains recycled materials, including post-industrial waste and used plastic bottles such as the PET bottles with a "1" label.
By using this recycled material, Ford will divert 5 million plastic bottles from landfills this year, according to the company.