Jardine Motors Group has taken action to sustainably manage its waste oil as part of a collaboration with Veolia
Through servicing customers’ vehicles at their 50+ sites nationwide, Jardine generates used lubricating oil which is now sent through a re-refinery process supported by oil recovery specialists Slicker Recycling. This process transforms the oil back into a base oil product which is used as a key component for new lubricating products.
Of the 700,000 litres of used oil Jardine sends to be recycled each year, approximately 60 percent is processed into base oil, with the remaining material reused for new purposes. By recycling the used oil into new base oil products, this preserves resources and will save over 340,000 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.
As part of the JMG contract, Veolia will also continue to implement carbon-efficient recycling routes for all other waste streams including dry mixed recycling, cardboard, metal and hazardous materials and general waste. Recycling of materials from waste streams has a lower carbon footprint than using virgin materials so this new initiative will continue to significantly lower carbon emissions.
By monitoring the performance of the recycling processes, using the Veolia customer hub, Jardine can also access the real time data on all their waste streams giving greater traceability, minimising the carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
David Muir, finance director at Jardine, said: “Through our ongoing relationship with Veolia and Slicker Recycling, we have found a simple but effective way to manage our carbon output and minimise our environmental impact by now recycling 100% of our waste oil back to base oil.”
Keith McGurk, managing director – commercial & fleet, at Veolia added: ” Our ambition is to achieve ecological transformation by tackling climate change, resource depletion, pollution, and biodiversity collapse. Key to addressing these is effective recycling that significantly reduces carbon emissions. By using existing and new innovative solutions this contract now highlights the way the automotive industry can accelerate this process and achieve a low carbon future.”