Bentley celebrating recycling award

Car manufacturer Bentley has received a European award for producing cars that are 85% recyclable.

Almost all of the materials used in Bentley's Continental models are recyclable and the cars are 95% recoverable.

The achievement has been recognised by the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA), which awards companies with official European-wide certificates for making environmental achievements.

Bentley is one of the first carmakers in the luxury vehicle bracket to progress forward towards producing environmental friendly vehicles and it takes the British car maker one step closer to achieving its eco-friendly targets.

Dr Arno Homburg, head of whole vehicle development at Bentley Motors, was presented with the award by KBA's President Ekhard Zinke in Berlin.

Dr Homburg said: "Our environment policy is based on sustainable principles and we take a holistic view of the whole process.

"At the design stage we consider the environmental impact of all components over the entire life of the car. This is part of our responsibility as a car maker to contribute to environmental improvements, as demonstrated by this certification."

The KBA verifies the reusability, recyclability and disposability of cars before presenting the awards.

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