Volvo has revealed that it wants to make at least 25 percent of the plastics used in all Volvo vehicles from recycled material by 2025.
As part of its announcement, the company revealed an XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV that had several of its plastic components replaced with recycled materials.
These parts included the tunnel console, seats, the floor carpet and sound-absorbing materials under the car bonnet.
Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson said the goal was set as part of Volvo's pus for environmental care in vehicle manufacturing.
“Volvo Cars is committed to minimising its global environmental footprint. Environmental care is one of Volvo's core values and we will continue to find new ways to bring this into our business.”
The company also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next generation components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to plastic.
Volvo also committed to eradicating single-use plastics across all its premises and events by the end of 2019.