Ford has enlisted the aid of tomato experts, Heinz, in their quest to develop a 100% plant based plastic. The report says that they’re using tomato skins specifically, but that could expand to peels, stems, seeds, and the rest of it. Nike, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble are also partners along with other companies.
According to the report, they plan to use the tomato-tastic plastic in various wiring brackets and in a storage bin. Still, it’s a sign that Ford is thinking about the future. Considering how much of an old truck gets thrown away, it’s probably a good idea that some parts do degrade over time. In the future, Ford will probably use more of this material in both their cars and trucks going forward.