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For over a decade, environmental care and responsible use of natural resources are part of Toyota’s corporate philosophy. Now, its groundbreaking Pries and other hybrid vehicles sold globally will join the “Say” is Japanese word “talent”.
Although currently only available in the market for the Japanese, Say is the first step in creating sustainable bodied cars, the new sedan is built on a 80 percent “green plastic” bio-based PET2 in seat upholstery, carpets and other interior surfaces.
According to initial reports, the plastic TMC has superior performance to other bioplastics when it comes to durability and resistance, which puts him at the height of plastics derived from petroleum.
The green plastic in the future will be critical to reducing CO2 emissions and resources vary from oil to other sustainable, both during the manufacturing process and subsequent scrapping of vehicles, a process that is amplified when used in series.
Since 2000, Toyota research on the production of bioplastics that avoid the use of elements that are harmful to the environment. In fact, 2003 was the first company to introduce bioplastics in one of his vehicles, Arum, car market made for Nippon who used the cover of the spare tire and carpets made with this material.
Earlier this year, Toyota used the bio-PET for inside the trunk of the Lexus 200h CT. However, the company is actively working on new technologies to be replaced gradually with a greater number of bioplastic components in future vehicles.