Empty Plastic Bottles
A fabric termed REPREVE® is produced by Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI). For it is a global pioneer in sustainable textile solutions. One which is created from a combination of reused components. According to Unifi representatives cool stuff. All to make the seat material of one Focus Electric. That’s 22 plastic, 16-ounce water bottles also required. For this number is based on the amount of REPREVE branded fiber. One that is used in the manufacture of fabric. I mean in each motor vehicle. Ford is the first automaker to make use of REPREVE branded fiber in its seat fabric.
2012 Ford Focus Electric
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is green in other ways, too. So Focus Electric runs on battery power alone. Thereby requiring no gasoline. Most importantly, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions.
Ford Sustainability Report
Ford’s Sustainability Report also highlights the company’s work to meet its aggressive goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025 globally. From 2013 to 2014, CO2 emissions per vehicle produced decreased by more than 2.4 percent, and the company remains on track to meet its longer-term goal.
Ford also significantly has reduced its global water use over the last several years. In 2014, the automaker announced it reduced per vehicle water use by 30 percent. That’s globally from a 2009 baseline. All for reaching its goal two years ahead of schedule.