Toyota to Use Eco-friendly Plastic

New Prius due out in July 2003

Published: 15-Jan-2003

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Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a plan to use a newly developed plastic made from plants to produce automotive parts starting in April 2003.

According to a company source, the plan is part of an effort to help fight global warming.

The plastic is made from the stalks of kenaf, or East Indian hibiscus, which absorbs large amounts carbon dioxide from the air during its growth cycle.

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