CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #03 | How can we rethink recycling? | BMW Podcast

BMW Ahmed Mazen 4 November 2022

We’re on the road again! Anne Therese still has some unanswered questions, so we need to keep looking - after all, we are on a mission.

Along with RE:USE, RE:DUCE and RE:THINK, RE:CYCLE is one of the key principles of the move towards a circular economy, so we can't skip this topic in our search for the most sustainable car.

Which parts of a vehicle can already be recycled, which can’t and what role does logistics play? The theory says that car production can only be truly sustainable if all the car parts are also transported between plants in a climate-neutral way.

So, what’s the starting point here? Anne Therese sets out to find answers.

01:55 A visit to the BMW Group Recycling and Dismantling Centre
02:54 The mission: a closed loop
06:35 What can or can’t be recycled?
09:28 Can electric car batteries be recycled?
13:04 Sustainability in transport and logistics

“The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

Read more about our search for the greenest car:

You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here:

BMW Protagonists: Alexander Schuell, Vera Leinfelder, Giacomo Roman

Editorial: Julia Niedermeier
Author: Robert Valentine
Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency
Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

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