Volvo Cars announce 25% recycled materials aim

By 2025, you could be driving around in the new Volvo made from at least 25 percent of recycled material. Don't believe us?

Volvo have confirmed their ambition to achieve this aim in every newly launched Volvo car by the year 2025 as they urge industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to boost their economically-lead goals. By developing next generation components which contain more recycled plastics, they can work to significantly decrease their environmental footprint and champion sustainability in their products.

They have demonstrated their commitment to this ambition through the unveiling of a specially-built Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in hybrid SUV.

Although appearing completely identical to the existing model, several of this Volvo SUV's main plastic components have been expertly replaced with equivalents containing recycled materials.

Volvo announce 25% recycled materials ambition by 2025

The interior features a tunnel console made of completely renewable fibres and plastics originally from fishing nets and maritime ropes. The carpets contain fibres from PET plastic bottles and cotton mix from the offcuts of textile manufacturers. Even the sound-absorbing material under the car bonnet is recycled, originally from used Volvo car seats.

“Volvo Cars is committed to minimising its global environmental footprint,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars. “Environmental care is one of Volvo’s core values and we will continue to find new ways to bring this into our business. This car and our recycled plastics ambition are further examples of that commitment.”

We look forward to hearing more of Volvo's innovative and forward-thinking plans for our favourite car range in the future.