Fusion Customers to Support Eco-Charities, Help Ford by REPREVE Save 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfills

Posted on 03. May, 2012 by in Ford Canada

  • Ford Fusion hybrid business can present to a gift of their choice by a REPREVE® Gives Back module and assistance recycle 2 million cosmetic bottles into a innovative chair fabric of a automobile in a initial indication year alone
  • Unifi’s REPREVE code of recycled fibers are used in a all-new 2013 Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and 2012 Ford Focus Electric
  • Through Unifi’s REPREVE Gives Back program, a apportionment of REPREVE-based sales are donated to environmental nonprofit organizations, including Keep America Beautiful, American Rivers, Rocky Mountain Institute and Conservation Alliance                                      

DEARBORN, Mich., May 3, 2012 – Customers who buy a new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can automatically give behind to eco-charities while assisting save fuel and landfill-destined cosmetic H2O bottles.

Through a REPREVE® Gives Back program, a apportionment of REPREVE sales are donated to one of 4 environmental nonprofit organizations. The free module is offering by Unifi Inc. (NYSE: UFI), retailer of a REPREVE-branded recycled fiber being used in a chair fabric of a new Fusion accumulation and 2012 Focus Electric. 

“REPREVE Gives Back is a healthy fit for Fusion hybrid business who already are contributing to a improved universe by saving fuel while pushing and gripping H2O bottles from landfills,” pronounced Carol Kordich, Ford’s lead engineer of tolerable materials. “Ford is committed to delivering vehicles with heading fuel potency while targeting during slightest 25 percent recycled calm in chair fabric opposite a lineup.”

The 4 environmental nonprofits that business can appropriate are:

  • Keep America Beautiful – creates a cleaner, greener America, from inhabitant parks to village gardens and everywhere in between
  • Conservation Alliance – protects North America’s final furious places by ancillary charge work during a internal level
  • American Rivers – protects and restores America’s rivers and a full accumulation of life they sustain
  • Rocky Mountain Institute – an classification operative to accelerate a essential transition from hoary fuels to potency and renewables

Through a REPREVE Gives Back program, Ford business and supporters can assistance establish how a supports will be distributed among a 4 nonprofits. To vote, business contingency “like” REPREVE on Facebook and click a “Gives Back” add-on to get a passcode. At www.repreve.com, business can opinion for their favorite environmental means and learn some-more about a authentic recycled fiber of choice, REPREVE.

“We are vehement to continue to work with Ford on integrating a REPREVE product into new vehicles, like a Fusion. It is critical to align with companies that share a same prophesy and plan around recycling. A core partial of a REPREVE code is generating recognition around a significance of recycling, assisting to boost a U.S. recycling rates and giving behind by a REPREVE Gives Back program,” pronounced Roger Berrier, boss and COO of Unifi. “Unifi’s REPREVE Gives Back module helps to emanate a consumer tie between recycling and environmental sustainability.”

REPREVE is done from a hybrid mix of post-industrial and post-consumer waste. Each Focus Electric seating interior contains a homogeneous of about 22 recycled cosmetic bottles done of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) – a technical name of a cosmetic of that a bottles are done – while Fusion accumulation underline scarcely 42.

In further to recycling rubbish that differently could have finished adult in landfills, REPREVE reduces appetite expenditure by offsetting a need to use newly polished wanton oil. REPREVE fiber meets all Ford pattern and comfort mandate to assistance safeguard a Fusion accumulation and Focus Electric accommodate a company’s high opening standards.

Unifi and Ford also are operative together to set adult cosmetic bottle collection points within Ford comforts in Michigan and California – bottles that could be partial of a some-more than 2 million cosmetic bottles that will be recycled into REPREVE for fabrics in a Fusion and Focus Electric in their initial indication years.

Eco-conscious solutions
Ford’s “reduce, reuse and recycle” joining is partial of a company’s broader tellurian sustainability plan to revoke a environmental footprint while during a same time accelerating a growth of advanced, fuel-efficient car technologies around a world.

Over a past several years, Ford has strong on augmenting a use of nonmetal recycled and bio-based materials whenever possible, supposing these materials are environmentally auspicious in a specific application. Examples embody soy froth chair cushions and conduct restraints, wheat straw-filled plastic, castor oil froth in instrument panels, recycled resins for underbody systems, recycled yarns on chair covers and natural-fiber cosmetic for interior components.

In further to Ford, REPREVE can be found via many products done by some of a heading brands and retailers, including Polartec, Life Khaki, The North Face, Patagonia and Blue Avocado. Learn some-more during www.repreve.com and follow REPREVE on Facebook.

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Ford Motor Company, a tellurian automotive attention personality formed in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles opposite 6 continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, a company’s automotive brands embody Ford and Lincoln. The association provides financial services by Ford Motor Credit Company. For some-more information per Ford and a products worldwide, greatfully revisit http://corporate.ford.com.

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