RECYCLED MATERIALS: EMBRACING TRAILBLAZING PROJECTS

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Post by Rob » Thu May 19, 2022 10:59 am

More than 70 per cent of the materials in the Renault Scenic Vision are renewable and/or recycled. It has for example adopted materials from the aviation or food-processing industry. Creating this global ecosystem, where materials from various sectors are transformed to be used in new ways, is another step towards a more responsible and sustainable world.

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For example, the steel in the vehicle’s structure is made from 95 per cent recycled steel, while all the aluminium parts in the structure (housings, battery casing, seats) and trims (console, cockpit) are made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium. All the carbon fibre is recycled from aviation industry scrap via a partnership with Airbus, and the hydrogen tank is made with carbon fibre produced from paper-industry waste.

Elsewhere, 70 per cent of the Scenic Vision’s interior and exterior plastics are recycled, with 100 per cent of the textile fabrics made of recycled materials. It is also entirely leather-free. The floor is made of 100 per cent recycled plastics from food and industrial waste (45 per cent milk bottles, 55 per cent plastic pipes, etc.). An innovative project that seeks to recycle day-to-day waste while reducing the overall carbon footprint.

The fuel cell membrane is made of 100 per cent recycled platinum taken from catalytic converters removed from combustion motor cars, while all the copper used in the vehicle's batteries and electrical cables is recycled.

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