Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to bring features made from the 100 per cent recycled nylon, Econyl, to its vehicle interiors.
The material is essentially made from ocean and landfill waste.
Upcoming models of the carmaker’s Jaguar and Land Rover brands will feature floor mats and trims made from Econyl fibres.
The material is made by the firm Aquafil using recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, as well as retired fishing nets and “ghost nets” recovered from the sea.
This type of nylon is already used to make handbags, swimwear and watch straps.
Jaguar Land Rover already uses a eucalyptus textile in its Range Rover Evoque interior, while other models come with features in Kvadrat (a material made with recycled plastic bottles). — AFP-Relaxnews