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Ford is recycling used McDonald’s coffee grounds into car parts

The Verge Wednesday, 4 December 2019 ()
Ford is recycling used McDonald’s coffee grounds into car partsFord is trying to do its part to combat climate change by recycling old coffee waste from McDonald’s into car parts. The automaker will be taking food waste from the fast food giant, diverting it from a landfill to its laboratory, where it will be engineered into bioplastics, Ford said. In addition to reducing food waste, the effort will make car parts lighter, use less petroleum, and lower CO2 emissions.

The auto industry is under enormous pressure to reduce tailpipe emissions and increase production of electric vehicles. Over a quarter of all carbon emissions are from the transportation sector. Ford is one of four global automakers that have bucked the Trump administration by reaching a deal with California to increase the fuel...
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Ford and McDonald’s are working together to use coffee waste for car parts.

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