Jaguar Land Rover: moving towards a circular economy

30 June 2016 #Uncategorised

Jaguar Land Rover has invested more than £7 million in its press shops to boost the recovery and reuse of waste metals. From August 2014 to July 2015, more than 50,000 tonnes of press shop aluminium scrap were captured to be recycled back into vehicles, saving 500,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

The company uses REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR), a closed-loop materials model, that makes use of a recycled aluminium alloy “RC5754”. The Jaguar XE is the first car in the world to contain this new grade of high-strength aluminium, which was developed by Jaguar Land Rover in partnership with Innovate UK. An application of the same closed-loop model to other materials is being considered.

Jaguar Land Rover aims to have 75% recycled aluminium materials in its vehicles by 2020.

In 2015, the manufacturer also received a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for reducing the environmental impact of its products and operations.


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