Faurecia and Veolia jointly into recycled plastics for cars

French automotive suppliers Faurecia and Veolia have announced pioneering cooperation to use recycled plastics in automotive interior modules. They aim to achieve an average of 30% recycled content by 2025. The recycled material will be used in instrument panels, door panels, and center consoles in cars across Europe.

“The use of recycled plastics is one of the key challenges for the ecological transformation of the automotive industry as it plays an important role in reducing CO2 emissions and improving the environmental performance of the car. Today, automotive interiors are mostly virgin material,” writes Faurecia and Veolia in a joint statement.

30% recycled plastics by 2025

French automotive supplier Faurecia and French ecological transition company Veolia are putting their forces together to increase the use of recycled plastics in automotive applications. On Tuesday, the new cooperation will jointly develop innovative compounds to achieve 30% of recycled materials by 2025.

These new compounds will be used to produce door panels, instrument panels, and center consoles for cars and other vehicles across Europe, through Faurecia’s connections. Veolia, for its part, will start the production of these secondary raw materials at its existing sites in France as of 2023.

Lower carbon footprint

“By combining our innovation and industrial forces with Veolia, we will accelerate the introduction of breakthrough sustainable materials and their time-to-market and contribute to reducing plastic waste and strengthening the circular economy,” notes Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia.

Furthermore, the use of recycled plastics as raw materials for the supplier’s automotive products will help to reduce its carbon footprint. It’s one step further toward its carbon neutrality plan.

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