Cleanaway have announced a partnership with oil company Penrite to recycle their new dispensing system.
The Penrite Enviro Box™ packaging and dispensing system is aiming to decrease packaging waste, boost bulk lubricant storage capacity, increase workplace safety and save money.
The product was unveiled at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket (AAA) Expo in Melbourne, where it received the Most Innovative New Packaging Award. The awards, presented for innovation and market leading product development, highlighted Penrite Oil Enviro Box™ for incorporating both functionality with sustainability in their product.
The lubricant is packaged in a bladder bag that is housed inside a recyclable cardboard box, as opposed to the traditional plastic drum.
Considering the many thousands of 20 litre plastic drums disposed of each year, the company estimates this will result in an 85 per cent reduction in landfill waste per unit produced.
“We’re excited to partner with Cleanaway to make sure that the bladder bags are responsibly collected and recycled, so the environmental impact of the use of plastic drums in the automotive industry can be mitigated”, said Toby Dymond, General Manager Penrite Oil.
“It is a great initiative for Penrite to take a proactive step in making package recycling widely accessible for the automotive industry,” Mark Smith, National Sales & Value Chain Manager for Cleanaway said.
“As an Australian-owned company with over 50 years’ experience supporting Australian businesses, we’re proud to offer this collection service to Penrite customers, helping workshops to reduce their waste and work towards making a sustainable future possible,” Mr Smith added.
Interested customers will be provided with a Cleanaway collection bin. The empty bags are then deposited into the bin and once the bags are ready for collection customers simply call Cleanaway on 13 13 39. Collection will start in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth before a later roll out to regional areas.