You might not think that the Ford F-150 pickup could serve as an example of efficient use of green materials, but you'd be surprised. Ford has been working hard on implementing more sustainable materials in the F-150 to help reduce its environmental impact. Recently, Ford announced that the 2014 F-150 will use plastic reinforced with rice hulls (byproduct of rice grain) in an electrical harness.
This is the latest implementation of sustainable materials in the F-150. Other examples of sustainable materials used in the F-Series include recycled cotton that's used for carpet insulation and soybeans which are used to make seat cushions, seat backs and head restraints.
“The 2014 F-Series exemplifies our continued efforts to use recycled content in our vehicles. We can have greater impact in this case because of the size and sales volume of this product,” said John Viera, Ford global director of sustainability and vehicle environmental matters.