Ford announces plans to utilize recycled cotton

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Ford has announced its plans to incorporate recycled cottons into their automobiles, in the form of carpet backing and sound absorption material.

The 107-year-old auto company has helped decrease the amount of waste in our landfills by reusing old clothes in their next-generation Focus and recycling materials others probably don’t want. With its efforts Ford is making strides in becoming a greener company, and have been attempting to be more eco-friendly for quite some time.

For several years, Ford has been using soy foam seat cushions, recycled materials for their underbody systems and seat covers, and natural-fiber plastic for interior components.

Although I do not own a car and only use my feet and public transportation, Ford has been a part of my life for 25 years as my mother’s employer, and I’m glad that they’re at least trying to help our only home—Earth.


Kelly Beth | @veganbotanicals
Kelly Beth is a smiley vegan herbalist and wanderer, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with her fiancé and kitty (kitty face). She created twig & leaf botanicals, a vegan & organic herbal apothecary 3 years ago to bring healthy, plant-based alternatives to mainstream medicine and home care. Follow Kelly Beth on her blog and Facebook.

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