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The first ever Gothenburg event highlights progressive announcements from the Volvo Cars and Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme.

In a first for car manufacturers, Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, announced the company’s ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. A recycled-plastics XC60 was also revealed at the Ocean Summit.

Håkan Samuelsson said: “Volvo Cars is committed to minimising its global environmental footprint. Environmental care is one of Volvo’s core values and we will continue to find new ways to bring this into our business. This car and our recycled plastics ambition are further examples of that commitment.”

The special XC60’s interior has parts made from renewable fibres and plastics from discarded fishing nets and ropes. Used car seats from old Volvo cars were used to create the sound-absorbing material under the car bonnet.

Volvo Ocean Race Ambassador for Gothenburg and Turn the Tide on Plastic crewmember Martin Strömberg joined boat Skipper Dee Caffari, and Charlie Enright, Skipper, Vestas 11th Hour Racing in a discussion about their experiences of plastic polluting our seas.

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme announced data on the levels of microplastics in the Atlantic Ocean as the boats raced from Newport, Rhode Island, to Cardiff.

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