I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to post this video. Is it greenwashing? It feels a lot like propaganda, but why do I think that only geeks in garages can invent cool things for the environment? Why do I distrust major companies, especially the American automobile industry to truly go green?
Five moms on Ford’s biomaterials team have designed the first-ever recyclable, soy and hemp vehicle seat.
According to Ford:
- There are 300 pounds of plastic in the average vehicle.
- Traditional plastic materials can spend more than1000 years in a land fill.
- Soy seats are 20-30% lighter than traditional plastic composites, which is great for fuel economy too!
- Soy seats are composed of natural hemp and soybean fibers, and degrade within 90-120 days when put in a compost pile.
Go Ford biomaterials moms! Maybe they should be running the company…