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Ford claims 2011 Explorer is 85% recyclable - but aren't most cars?

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2011 Ford Explorer gets soy-foam seats and 25% better fuel efficiency

We're still about a month or more away from seeing the new 2011 Ford Explorer devoid of camouflage, but the automaker is continuing to trickle out information. The latest news is that the new unibody SUV will use soy-foam seat cushions like the ones that debuted in the Mustang in 2008.

Breaking: Ford and Lear introducing soy foam seats on 2008 Mustang

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/What_s_going_to_be_THE_green_vehicle_of_2008_How_bout_the_Ford_Mustang'; The Ford Mustang is not a car that typically appears on this site, but Ford has some big news for the 2008 model. Just a couple of days after Sam Abuelsamid

Lear introducing SoyFoam for automotive interiors

Automotive interiors typically contain about 30 to 40 pounds of foam and most of that is made from petro-chemicals. That makes it a prime candidate for alternative materials for both weight and cost reduction. The cost reduction is particularly important for interior suppliers, like Southfield, Michigan-based Lear, that have been hit really hard by the drive for price reductions from the car-makers in recent years. Many suppliers have gone into bankrup