Boeing Set to Recycle Jet Scraps into Laptop Cases and Car Parts
Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing is getting in on the “green movement” in a unique agreement with the British company ELG Carbon Fibre which will allow it to use scrap material from its manufacturing sites and recycle it into car parts and laptop cases, among other things.
The material that will be collected and recycled, carbon fiber, is especially durable and lightweight and is used in the manufacturing of the company’s planes. It’s characteristics make it especially for a wide variety of uses and the recycling program will allow these uses to be further developed.
Boeing is taking the role as a leader in the aerospace industry as this project will mark the first such endeavor in the sector. Its goal is to shed more than one million pounds of its carbon fiber solid waste every year.