Recycled plastic is on fire again! Faurecia, Pio, Renault and Kia accelerate the use of recycled materials

Recently, the "group pet" recycled plastics in the plastic circle have made new progress in automotive applications! Auto parts and vehicle companies represented by Faurecia, Bio, Renault and Kia are accelerating the application of recycled plastics.

Faurecia and Veolia jointly develop recycled materials for automotive interiors

Recently, Faurecia, a subsidiary of FORVIA Group, announced that it will join hands with Veolia to accelerate the ecological transformation of the automotive industry!

Faurecia and Veolia have signed a collaborative research agreement to jointly develop innovative compounds for automotive interior modules, with the goal of using an average of 30% recycled content in automotive interior modules by 2025.

Through this partnership, the two companies will accelerate deployments in Europe to provide breakthrough sustainable interior solutions on instrument panels, door panels and center console products. From 2023, Veolia will produce these recycled materials at its recycling site in France.

Faurecia CEO Patrick KOLLER said the partnership will accelerate the introduction of breakthrough sustainable materials and time-to-market, while working to reduce plastic waste and strengthen the circular economy. Based on the principle of using less, better and longer, this agreement will also strongly contribute to Faurecia's "Scope 3" carbon neutrality plan.

Biotek partners with Total to develop recycled polypropylene

Biotech and Total Energy signed a strategic cooperation agreement in early April this year. The two parties will jointly design and develop new plastic materials made of recycled polypropylene that meet the stringent standards of the automotive industry for aesthetics and safety.

According to reports, the two parties will design new recycled materials that have better performance and are better for the environment, while providing practical solutions to the challenges posed by end-of-life plastics. These new materials contain 20% to 100% recycled raw materials from industrial and household waste and have a CO2 impact that is six times lower than using brand new materials.

Valérie Goff, Senior Vice President of Total Energy Polymers, said: "The partnership with Biotech is an excellent example of synergy and innovation to develop higher-grade, more environmentally friendly recycled plastic materials that help OEM and automotive customers reduce Carbon footprints. This project will also help to face the challenges of the circular economy and our ambition to achieve 30% of our products from recycled and renewable polymer materials by 2030.”

Renault's new all-electric car uses 20% more recycled plastic.

Renault's new Mégane E-TECH Electric this year features a recycled design and is ready for carbon-free mobility. Inside the vehicle, many components such as the dashboard, center console, headrests and carpet are made from recycled materials. Each vehicle has no less than 28kg of recycled plastic, which helps to help Renault achieve its carbon reduction targets - by 2030, Groupe Renault will use 33% recycled materials in its vehicles.

The use of recycled plastics has increased by 20% on the new Mégane E-TECH Electric compared to the Renault ZOE.

Kia partners with Ocean Cleanup to accelerate ocean plastic recycling

Kia Motors (Kia) said at the end of April this year that Kia has cooperated with The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit engineering environmental organization based in the Netherlands, to help remove marine waste plastics and escort a sustainable planet for sustainable development of the planet.

According to reports, Ocean Cleanup has developed to clean up the floating waste plastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the gathering place of marine garbage in the North Pacific), and adopts a solution that can be applied at a large scale to effectively intercept plastics before they enter the ocean from rivers.