As we all know that Volvo group’s first step toward better Environment was the Electrification of their cars. Now they decided to do something new in addition to that.
Volvo cars group will remove single use of plastics from its offices, canteen and events across the world by 2019 end. This shoes the company’s agile support of the UN Environment Clean Seas Campaign, and emphasizes its strong desire to minimise its global environment footprints.
Over 20 million single-use plastic items such as cups, food containers and cutlery will be replaced by Volvo group with more sustainable alternatives including biodegradable product made of paper, pulp and wood, the removal of over 500 plastic items approx. per employee per year.
This change will executed progressively. Like by the end of 2018, single-use plastics will be removed from global events like car launches as well as from all restaurants and offices in Volvo Cars facilities in Sweden, China, Belgium, US and Malasiya.
They roughly calculates that only 2018 roll-out will result in replacement of more than 140 tonnes of single-use plastic items with plastic-free alternatives.
Stuart Templar, Director for Sustainability at Volvo Cars said that “Plastic pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of our time. We take responsibility seriously. We must play our role in helping tackle this global problem.”
Sales of V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race special edition vehicle have contributed to this support. For the moment, the car itself contains carpet inlays made from Econyl, 100 per cent recycled nylon fabric, including abandoned fishing nets reclaimed from the sea bed.
In addition, Volvo claims that their fully electric cars to make up per cent of its global sales by 2025. In terms of operations, Volvo aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. Its engine plant in Skovde, Sweden became its first climate-neutral facility in January this year.