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Toyota will increase bioplastics use in 2009

16 January 2009

Toyota has announced plans to increase the use of plant-derived plastics in more vehicle models, starting with a new hybrid vehicle next year. The Japanese automotive giant said these “ecological plastics” would be used in various interior parts, including seat cushions and roof headliners. In 2009, Toyota expects these plastics to account for about 60% of the interior components of certain vehicles.

The ecological plastics are produced either entirely from plant-derived materials or a combination of plant-derived and petroleum-derived materials, the company said.


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