Recycled Plastic

The Ford Focus Electric. (Ford Motor Co. photo.)

Ford Focus Electric Seats Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles

Ford Motor Co. said it is the first automaker to use Repreve brand fiber in the seat fabric of a car — in this case, the all-new Focus Electric.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2011

Dow Chemical Co.'s Midland plant.

Dow Chemical Makes Energy from Recycled Plastic

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. announced that it has successfully demonstrated the use of recycled plastic to generate energy. The successful pilot test measured how plastic that has been reused and recycled to the full extent possible can be used as fuel for an ultimate end-of-life option instead of going to a landfill for disposal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011