沃尔沃在周一表示,从2025年起,新型沃尔沃车型中至少有25%的塑料来自回收材料。联合国赞扬这一项反污染计划。

沃尔沃汽车公司可持续发展主管Stuart Templar告诉路透社记者,再生塑料 – 如汽车仪表板或地毯中的渔网或旧瓶子不会影响安全或质量。

“我们认为这样做有商业意义,”他说。

许多大公司正在设计可在使用后回收的产品以限制污染。 沃尔沃的计划更进一步,将更多的再生材料建设到其生产线上。

“沃尔沃汽车致力于最大限度地减少其全球环境足迹,”中国浙江吉利控股集团有限公司旗下的沃尔沃汽车公司总裁兼首席执行官HåkanSamuelsson在一份声明中表示。

沃尔沃表示,它正在与塑料生产商进行谈判,以实现其“从2025年起,所有新推出的沃尔沃汽车所用塑料中至少有25%将由回收材料制成的雄心壮志。”

沃尔沃去年销售了57万辆汽车,其目前汽车中使用回收材料的塑料约占5%。

沃尔沃在瑞典哥德堡推出了其XC60 T8插入式混合动力SUV的测试车型,除了其部分塑料零件均采用回收材料制造外,它看起来与现有车型完全相同。

例如,地毯使用PET塑料瓶制成的纤维,旧的沃尔沃汽车座椅用于发动机罩下的吸音材料,而渔网和绳索则用于隧道控制台 – 乘客和驾驶员座椅之间。

联合国欢迎沃尔沃的计划。每年有超过八百万吨的塑料进入海洋,威胁海洋生物从鱼类到珊瑚礁。

“据我们所知,这是第一次 – 试图将废料作为新车的原材料,”内罗毕联合国环境计划负责人埃里克索尔海姆告诉路透社。

他说:“我们需要看到塑料废弃物开始具有更多价值,并且将其转化为新产品的流程也将取得进展。”

2017年,沃尔沃表示将为2019年以后推出的所有新车提供电力。上个月它表示其目标是到2025年全电动车将占其全球销量的一半。

At least 25 per cent of the plastics used in new Volvo car models from 2025 will be from recycled materials, the Chinese-owned company said on Monday in an anti-pollution plan praised by the United Nations.

Recycled plastics – such as from fishing nets or old bottles in car dashboards or carpets, would not affect safety or quality, Stuart Templar, director for sustainability at Volvo Cars, told Reuters.

“We think this makes business sense,” he said.

Many big companies are designing products that can be recycled after use to limit pollution. Volvo’s plan goes a step further by building ever more recycled materials into its production lines.

“Volvo Cars is committed to minimising its global environmental footprint,” Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd, said in a statement.

Volvo said it was in talks with plastics producers to achieve its “ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material.”

Volvo sold 570,000 cars last year, with about five per cent of plastics in its cars currently made from recycled materials.

Volvo unveiled a test model of its XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, that it said looks identical to the existing car except that some of its plastic parts were made from recycled materials.

The carpet, for instance, had fibres made from PET plastic bottles, old Volvo car seats were used in sound-absorbing material under the bonnet and fishing nets and ropes were used in the tunnel console – between the passenger and driver seats.

The United Nations welcomed Volvo’s plan. More than eight million tonnes of plastics end up in the oceans every year, threatening marine life from fish stocks to coral reefs.

“As far as we are aware this is a first — an attempt to source waste as a raw material for a new vehicle,” Erik Solheim, head of the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi, told Reuters.

“We need to see a situation in which plastic waste begins to have more value and the processes to transform it into something new will also advance,” he said.

In 2017, Volvo said that it would electrify all new cars launched after 2019. Last month it said its aim was that fully electric cars would make up half of its global sales by 2025.