FACTS ABOUT OIL
LANDFILL AND INCINERATION
BENEFITS OF RECYCLING
The steps in creating a new product from virgin materials are greater than from recycled material. One must extract, refine, process, and transport virgin materials, whereas recycled material only needs to be collected, processed, and transported.
PRESERVES NATURAL RESOURCES
The amount of resources on the earth's surface are finite. Instead of cutting down more trees to produce paper, the trees can be saved by recycling old newspapers. Recycling helps to utilize usage of the limited natural resources we have.
Chemicals used to extract virgin materials contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, when one reduces, reuses, and recycles, one does not contribute to the pollutants in the air.
PRESERVES LANDFILL SPACE
It is estimated that 75% of our waste is recyclable but only 30% is recycled. The less waste we throw into landfills, the less likely communities will suffer from pollution and groundwater contamination.
Facts About Recycling Oil
Recycling just 2 gallons of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for 24 hours.
It takes 42 gallons of crude oil, but only 1 gallon of used oil, to produce 2.5 quarts of new, high-quality lubricating oil.
Mercedes Benz installs re-refined oil in every new car manufactured.
Refined oil prices are competitive, if not equivalent, to crude oil prices.
The United States Postal Service and National Park Service use re-refined oil in their vehicle fleets.
Looks can be deceiving. Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Old oil can be recycled, re-refined, and used again.
Check your machines regularly for leaks. The more often you check, the less likely you are to experience an unexpected spill.
Replace your disposable pig mats and kitty litter with reusable absorbents to reduce waste.
Send your used oil to a refinery, drop it off at a collection site, or use an oil absorbent recycler such as CLR to ensure proper recycling.
Refined oil is used as low grade fuel, kerosene, asphalt, diesel fuel, or paraffin wax.
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University of South Indiana
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