Thursday, October 5, 2023

Kia to use recycled plastic from record-breaking ocean cleanup haul in new EV models

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South Korean automaker Kia plans to use recycled plastic from a record-breaking 55-ton haul recently reclaimed from the Pacific Ocean in its new electric vehicle (EV) models.

The plastic was collected by Kia's global partner, The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization dedicated to ridding the oceans of plastic. The plastic was removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world's largest accumulation of floating waste.

Kia will use the recycled plastic to make various car parts, such as floor mats, upholstery, and other interior components. This initiative is part of Kia's commitment to sustainability and its goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions.


Kia has already successfully implemented several sustainable solutions in its vehicles, including using recycled PET in fabrics and carpets, bio-based alternative leather, and BTX-free paint. In the case of its EV9 flagship SUV, for example, Kia uses upcycled waste, including fishing nets retrieved from the ocean, to create the floor carpets.

Kia's partnership with The Ocean Cleanup is a significant step towards its sustainability goals. The company is committed to supporting the organization's mission of removing 90% of floating ocean plastic by 2040.

Nisha Bakker, Director Partnerships of The Ocean Cleanup, said: "This record delivery marks the end of the System 002 era for The Ocean Cleanup, and the perfect platform as we launch System 03. We are moving forward step-by-step, and we believe that System 03 represents the size of system required to scale up and expand our cleanup in the most economical way. Beyond System 03, we plan to deploy a fleet of systems that together will be capable of removing 50 per cent of the GPGP every five years. However, we cannot do this alone. Committed and valued partners, and particularly our global partner Kia, remain essential for The Ocean Cleanup to bring our shared ambitions of plastic-free oceans to reality."

Kia's use of recycled plastic from the Pacific Ocean in its new EV models is a tangible example of how the company is putting its sustainability commitments into action. Kia is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and to helping to create a sustainable future for all.

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