FCA Creatively Reuses Fabric and Seat Belt Remnants
In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.
In a circular economy, products are designed for an extended life with components and materials that can be recovered or recycled – continuously. This offers significant benefits not only for the environment, but also for the sustainability of the economy.
FCA is contributing daily to this transition. One example is the over three tons of fabric and seat belt remnants that FCA donates to Cooperárvore in Betim, Brazil every year. The cooperative uses these remnants to make fashion accessories and other items. Over the past 10 years, Cooperárvore has contributed to improving the quality of life of more than 70 households in the area surrounding FCA’s Betim Assembly Plant.
FCA’s commitment to the Environment and development of innovative solutions for the reuse of industrial waste are an essential part of its sustainability principles.