A Volvo truck is designed in a way that makes it possible to separate and recycle the materials included in it. Approximately 87% of a truck is made from metal, mainly iron and aluminium. If plastic components and rubber are added, 85-95% of the vehicle is recyclable.
All plastic components weighing more than 50 grams are labelled to allow for easy identification of the material for recycling purposes. About one-third (33% by weight) of the materials used in a new truck are derived from recycled material.