Ford Uses Coffee for Car Parts

Ford Uses Coffee for Car Parts

January 4, 2020

McDonald’s and Ford have joined together to make car parts from coffee chaff.

Using a new method, Ford Motor Company is producing a headlight lens for the Lincoln Continental from a plastic that incorporates coffee chaff.  Ford plans to add additional parts made from the coffee chaff, including Mustang parts.

Both Ford and McDonald’s are very interested in environmental sustainability.  Specifically, Ford uses the coffee chaff from McDonald’s and combines it with plastic and other additives to create pellets that can be formed into a number of car parts.  The coffee chaff from McDonald’s is typically thrown away or burned.  By working together, the two companies take what is normally a waste product in one industry and put it to use in another.


Video Spotlight: Ford and McDonald’s: Executives In Cars Talking Coffee | Ford and the Environment | FORD


This post is based on the Fox Business article, Ford, McDonald’s Team Up to Turn Coffee Byproducts into Car Parts, by Daniella Genovese, December 4, 2019, and the YouTube video, Ford and McDonald’s: Executives In Cars Talking Coffee | Ford and the Environment | FORD, by Ford, December 4, 2019. Image source: Getty Images/Hemera Continue reading

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