The Siemens Inspiro system uses light-weight aluminum cars to increase recyclability and efficiency. The sustainable train cars were designed for Poland’s new light rail system and aims for a 2012 installation. Siemens, BWM and Poland collaborated on the design. The design is cutting edge and will help divert wastes from the landfill. However, recycled materials were not used in making the cars. The next logical step would use recycled materials to build the trains, and really close the loop.
Jacquelyn Renée Schneider