Jaguar and Land Rover floor mats to utilise landfill waste

by Ofentse Sefolo
Jaguar and Land Rover floor mats to utilise landfill waste

The interior of a motor vehicle is often what draws the buyer in and helps make the final purchasing decision. It is no wonder then that so many luxury motoring brands are continuously looking for ways to enhance the interior of their products.

Manufacturers need to look for environmentally responsible materials and the latest is the extremely bold and admirable partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Econyl nylon, aiming to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste.

Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with Econyl fibre produced from recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, fishing nets from the farming industry and those abandoned in the ocean, known as “ghost nets”. Aquafil reclaims nylon waste from all over the world.

In a single year, the company recycles as much as 40 000 tons of waste, with the recycling process reducing the global warming impact of nylon by 90% when compared with the material produced from oil. For every 10 000 tons of Econyl raw material produced, 70 000 barrels of crude oil are saved and the equivalent of 65 100 tons of carbon emissions are avoided.

Environmentally conscious motoring is taking shape, thanks to dedication of brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover. We salute this move!

Acknowledgement is given to https://www.floordaily.net for the information contained in this article.

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