Driving Change: Ford Leads the Way in Sustainability

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Guided by their global materials strategy, Ford continues to be a leader in the research, development and integration of more plant-based, renewable and recycled content in their vehicles.

Made with the scrap cuttings from the making of T-shirts and denim jeans, the interior padding and sound insulation in most Ford vehicles contain recycled cotton.

Soy-based polyurethane foam is used in seat backs, cushions and head restraints in every North American-built Ford vehicle, while exterior mirror gaskets incorporate both recycled tires and soybean oil.

Rice hulls, a byproduct of U.S.-grown rice grain, are used to reinforce plastic in the Ford F-150’s electrical harnesses.

Wheat straw, a waste byproduct of wheat, is used to reinforce the plastic in the Ford Flex’s storage bins.

Molded plastic door parts in the Ford Escape incorporate kenaf, a species of hibiscus and a close relative to hemp.

Ford is also exploring new materials using everything from tree cellulose to tomato skin and dandelion roots. The company is also striving to use fewer materials and source locally to reduce its carbon footprint.

Farm Bureau proudly partners with Ford Motor Company to provide a discount to Farm Bureau members. Register at tnfarmbureau.org/membersavings or ask your local Ford dealer for details.

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