To ensure Chevrolet stays on the right path, our engineers work with suppliers to increase the use of responsible components so that our vehicles contain a variety of recycled material – things like old pop bottles, cardboard, blue jeans, nylon carpet and recycled tires and bumpers. We’re also exploring opportunities to use recycled products from our own manufacturing facilities so that perfectly good, workable material makes its way back into our vehicles, instead of wasting away in a landfill.
When designing new vehicles, we do our best to use renewable resources whenever possible. We’re also making use of some renewable natural fibres in vehicle parts to make our cars and trucks more sustainable. Right now, we’re using wood from balsa trees – which can grow as much as 3 metres in 6 months – in the floor panel of the Chevrolet Corvette, and kenaf fibres (from the hibiscus family) in the headliner of some vehicles.