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Bentley gets green

Luxury carmaker Bentley has been recognised for its recycling achievement.

The Crewe firm – which last week confirmed the majority of its staff were back at work after a staggered shutdown – now guarantees 85% recyclability, or 95% recoverability, of materials for all its current Continental models.

This recycling achievement has now received official recognition from the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Dr Arno Homburg, head of Whole Vehicle Development at Bentley, said: "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."

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