Ford Motor’s Plastic Recycling Efforts

The president of PT Harvest International Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has resided for over 50 years in the Southeast Asian region. Harvey Goldstein has served multiple terms as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, and has facilitated foreign investments in countries including Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. He has assisted firms such as Ford Motor to invest in the region.

Global automotive company Ford Motor is using environmentally friendly auto parts by utilizing recycled plastic bottles. It uses around 1.2 billion recycled bottles annually, which works out to 250 bottles per vehicle on average. The process involves used plastic bottles being shredded and sold to suppliers who melt the bottles and extrude the material, producing plastic fibers.

The fibers are mixed with other materials to produce material sheets, which are made into automotive parts. Light in weight, Ford uses them for underbody shields, wheel arch liners, and engine under-shields. Recycling plastic bottles helps reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in places such as the giant garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, which is said to be larger in area than Mexico.

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