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“This car is really special, because it’s made out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.
“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”
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“We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.
“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or biobased materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.” (Reporting by Bart Biesemans and Bart Meijer Editing by Rɑissa Kasolowsкy)