Chile enacted a law last week that aims to recycle used lubricants by giving producers and end-users responsibilities to help recover waste oils. One industry insider said it will clear up ambiguous language in previous recycling rules.
“This is a good law – lubricating oil was ignored when it came to recycling,” said Justo Verdejo, executive for the Consortium of Lubricant Companies, adding the country consumes more than 170 million liters (153,000 metric tons) of lubes each year. Until now, he told Lube Report during a phone interview Tuesday, most of the wasted oil generated from that stream has been burned or sent to landfills.
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