Peugeot has introduced a business model oriented towards the circular economy, adopting the principles of sustainability from design, use of circular materials to end-of-life management.
The latest models launched on the market, New PEUGEOT 208, New SUV PEUGEOT 2008 and PEUGEOT 508, are the result of significant R&D efforts by the company, as they consist of 31% components made of recycled materials, natural fibres and/or biomaterials, without compromising the final performance of the vehicle. Natural hemp fibres have been used for the dashboard reinforcements and in the windscreen defrosting ducts. Recycled polypropylene was used in the deflectors, front and rear bumpers and in the spare wheel compartment. Recycled polyamide has been used in the intake manifold and motor fan unit.
The company is also committed to organising, through authorised partners, a network for the sorting and collection of waste generated during maintenance and repair, guaranteeing total traceability. In order to extend the useful life of the parts and limit the amount of waste, it proposes original reconditioned spare parts that enjoy the manufacturer’s warranty equal to the new ones.
As regards the management of end-of-life cars, Peugeot has established partnerships with authorised dismantling companies that select components suitable for reuse as second-hand spare parts, while materials such as plastic and glass, if economically viable, are removed and destined for recycling.