It’s not just humans who run on coffee anymore. Cars will soon follow suit.

Ford recently partnered with McDonald’s to convert coffee waste into car parts — an environmental initiative to curb rampant plastic pollution and emissions created by both java and automobile production, reports CNN.

To do it, technicians heat up the coffee chaff — the husk of the bean that gets discarded during roasting — and cut it with plastics and other additives, according to CNBC. They can then use the java-infused substance to create eco-friendly molds for a variety of car components for Ford.

The resultant auto parts will be 20 percent lighter — and therefore more fuel-efficient — and save the company up to 25 percent more energy during their manufacture. Not only that, but the Macchi-auto parts are more durable, says Debbie Mielewski, senior technical leader of materials sustainability for Ford.

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One of the first cars to get the new technology will have headlight sockets that swap the traditional talc — a nonrenewable mineral — with the far more available coffee composite made from 300,000 bean skins. The latter would normally go to waste if not used, explains Mielewski.

Ford plans to start producing sustainable headlamp housings for the Lincoln Continental by year’s end.

McDonald’s aims to do its part by designating a “significant portion” of its North American coffee chaff for Ford manufacturing. Last year, the Golden Arches served almost a billion McCafe coffees in the US alone.

The vehicle manufacturer is also eyeing ways to utilize even more McDonald’s food waste in the future.

“They must have a lot of ketchup discards — tomato skins and peels and seeds,” says Mielewski, who is convinced they can make magic with french fry skins.

This isn’t Ford’s first eco-focused symbiosis with a food and beverage producer. In 2016, the automaker teamed up with tequila titan Jose Cuervo to harness agave’s potential as a sustainable bio-plastic.

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