22 Jun 2018

Call to end lubricant packaging waste

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 22 June 2018

Getting rid of contaminated motor oil containers is set to get easier, for everyone from motor vehicle owners to big industry. Some of New Zealand's biggest lubricant brands have got together to tackle what happens to the millions of engine oil containers and oil drums being dumped or going into landfill every year. The Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme will look at exploring on-shore recycling options for lubricant containers which can become highly recyclable after pre-treatment. Most brands have signed up to the idea of an advanced disposal fee. Gerri Ward is the Sustainability Manager at Z Energy, one of the firms that has signed up to this project.