By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: If you own a new Ford F-150, your new truck has recycled and bio-based materials inside and out.
The history of biobased automobile parts begins early in the development of automobiles themselves. During the 1930s, automobile pioneer Henry Ford began developing soy-based automobile parts. Research in the development of biobased products was short lived. A focus on production of World War II-related materials limited efforts to continue research.
Today Ford and the other automotive manufacturers are demonstrating a commitment to
- Recycled Tires and Post-Consumer Recycled Polypropylene
Underbody cover contains
- Bio-Based Nylon
Castor oil-based nylon is used in the fuel lines.
- Soy Foam Seats
Soy-based polyurethane is on the seat backs, head restraints and seat cushions- Ford was the first automaker to use soy-based foam beginning in 2008.
- Soy and Tires
- Used Clothing
Recycled cotton and
All of the weight-saving aluminum in the truck body is recyclable metal, helping reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
- Plastic Bottles
Ford diverts 2.7 million plastic bottles from landfills annually.
Eligible Arizona Farm Bureau members can receive $500 toward the purchase of a new Ford vehicle. Visit www.azfb.org to download a $500 bonus cash certificate.
Editor’s note: For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits.
Source: Marketing Associates - Ford