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BMW integrates recycled marine waste into the ‘New Class’


For the first time, BMW will use plastic trim parts in the electric models of the ‘New Class’ from 2025 onwards, the raw material for which consists of around 30 per cent recycled fishing nets and ropes.

The residual materials from the maritime industry will be processed in a recycling process to create trim parts for both the exterior and interior of future cars. BMW explains: “The resulting components have an approximately 25 per cent lower carbon footprint than their counterparts made from conventionally manufactured plastics. Recycled nylon waste forms the basis for a synthetic yarn from which the floor mats in the BMW iX and the new BMW X1, for example, are made.”


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