The future is in recycling
In a period in which there is ever more incessant questioning about how to reduce emissions and pollution, Yamaha has decided to integrate its production with new plastic material made from recycled materials.
After all, recycling, together with sustainable production, is one of the cornerstones of the industry of the future. If in the clothing sector, for example, recycled shoe fabrics and plastics have more and more space, in the automotive industry we are only at the beginning.
Long development work
The adoption of the new recycled polypropylene (PP) is the result of a long study work that Yamaha has successfully completed. The new material developed offers, according to the Iwata house, “even higher levels of resistance and higher quality than conventional recycled plastics”. In essence, these are “raw materials, which have not reached the customers and are supplied specifically for their use in final recycled materials” and present “no risk of containing substances dangerous for the environment”. Obviously, this type of plastic will be used primarily for the construction of motorcycle and scooter superstructures, and then who knows, it will expand to other areas of use. The newly developed recycled PP will be used to make the bodywork of the models marketed in the markets dell’ASEANi.e. the Southeast Asian States Zone which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is obviously a initial perimeter that could widen in a short timearriving to extend the use of this polypropylene also on scooters marketed in Europe and the United States.