?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Ford, Heinz exploring the use of tomatoes for sustainability in vehicles. Ford Motor Company has been exploring the potential for using food byproducts to produce a strong, lightweight plastic for use in its vehicles, thereby replacing petroleum-based plastics. One such opportunity is the use of dried tomato skins which has the potential for use as wiring brackets or storage bins. The Ford project is a collaboration with Heinz, Coca Cola, Nike, and Proctor and Gamble to develop a 100% plant-based plastic. This article appears on the Click On Detroit website.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.