Faurecia and Veolia Intend to Use Recycled Plastics in Automotive Interiors

French automotive supplier Faurecia, a company of the Group FORVIA, and Veolia have signed a Cooperation and Research Agreement to jointly develop compounds for automotive interior modules, aiming to achieve an average of 30 percent of recycled content by 2025.

In 2011, Faurecia introduced a range of bio-composite cockpit solutions with NAFILean. More than a decade later and in around 13 million vehicles, these products’ CO2 footprint was 28 percent lower than that of conventional all-plastic counterparts. In line with the group’s CO2 neutrality objectives, Faurecia created a cross-Business Group division for sustainable materials in 2021 to develop and manufacture “cutting-edge materials”. This division aims to offer a complete low-CO2 cockpit and even CO2 negative materials, in order to support OEMs’ sustainability objectives.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 16)