Benefits of Recycled Oil29 Nov 2017, Posted by Oil Tips in
Most truckers know that they shouldn’t dump oil after a change, but they may not be aware of the eco-friendliest option: recycling.
At no fault of their own, people are uneducated about the importance of recycling oil. We all share the duty of taking care of the environment and waterways, and this is a great opportunity to preserve this beloved resource.
Partnering with an oil company ensures that the oil is cleaner and safer. When fleets choose this “green” solution, oil companies and consumers can save a significant amount of money.
Learn more about the benefits of recycling oil in the breakdown here.
Recycling or proper disposal of oil can prevent harmful exposure in waterways and on land to those who come in contact with it. Improperly disposing of oil can cause damage to wildlife, plant life, and can even threaten human’s safety.
Consider the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It was recorded as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Countless turtles, marine mammals, birds and fish were harmed and killed when the oil spilled. In addition to harming wildlife, eleven human lives were lost as a result of the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
Did you know that motor oil doesn’t wear out? Think of it as a towel—it maintains its durability no matter how often its used, but it collects dirt over time. Oil, like towels, can be cleaned of the contaminants and then reused.
The EPA states that somewhere between 380 and 800 million gallons of wasted oil are collected by recyclers to reuse. Repurposing the substance allows oil companies to not have to rely so heavily on foreign oil. The more we recycle of our own oil, the less we have to rely on foreign countries and grow our economy.
Reusing oil takes only one-third of the energy that it takes to retrieve crude oil. As a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, crude oil only exists underground in geologic formations. To take advantage of this resource, time, energy, and money is spent on drilling. On the contrary, because recycle oil is repurposing an existing resource, no drilling is required, meaning less energy and resources are needed.
Recycling oil can also be used in place of traditional electricity. By recycling two gallons of wasted oil, it can produce electricity to run the average household for 24 hours.
When 180,000 gallons of old oil is recycled, it has enough energy to power about 360,000 homes each year. You can save a lot of money by reducing the need for electric components and pricey units. Think about the difference this could make globally.
Ready to start recycling? Consider partnering with McPherson Oil. We take our environment very seriously and can be your go-to resource for recycled oil. We have been serving customers with comprehensive fuel distribution and petroleum management for over forty years. Contact McPherson Oil or call 1-888-802-7500 to learn more about how you can start saving today.