BMW continues to lead the way. Its experiments in the field of electric and sustainable vehicles are closely followed by many manufacturers automotive all over the world.
In the latest announcement, the German company illustrated the use in its future vehicles of parts made from recycled fishing nets.
These new components will soon be able to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 25% compared to the same parts produced with traditional methods and materials.
A ... fishing car
As part of its research into new materials for recycling, BMW has already started using thermoplastic elements with at least 2020% recycled materials in its vehicles from 40 onwards.
Today, however, in a first for the automotive industry, the "Neue Klasse" models that will be launched from 2025 onwards will feature upholstery parts whose raw material contains about 30% of recycled fishing nets and ropes. .
Why is it important to recycle fishing nets?
Fishing nets make up a large part of the plastic pollution in our oceans. They are often abandoned by fishermen or lost during storms at sea. These nets can continue to float in the water for years, damaging marine life and polluting the ocean.
A unique recycling process
Two birds with one stone, to combine environment and industrial processes. The raw material will in fact be procured proactively in ports around the world to ensure that it does not end up being discarded at sea.
In a unique recycling process, waste materials from the marine industry will be used to produce suitable upholstery parts both outside and inside future vehicles.
You can find at this link read more about BMW's plans to use recycled fishing nets.