Even though the world is going through uncertain times, there is an urgent need to tackle climate change. That’s why Shell’s ambition is to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner.
Shell aims to meet customers’ demand for cleaner energy, keeping in pace with society.
Shell is exploring process technologies that could transform post-use plastic into useful liquids that could be used as a source of energy, as chemicals or as new products.
Shell’s ambition is to use one million tonnes of plastic waste a year in our global chemicals plants by 2025.
Around 4.5 million lubricant containers are discarded every year in New Zealand, with only a small percentage being recycled and the rest going straight to landfill.
Since its conception in early 2018, TransDiesel and a small group of other Lubricant manufacturers and distributors have been funding the creation of a Recycling Stewardship Scheme with the ambition to change that.
The New Zealand lubricant industry are taking a leadership stance on this global issue with the establishment of the Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme.
At TransDiesel we are proud to be working positively with our competitors to find a solution, and while there is still work to be done, the group is closing in on their goal of having a nationwide solution in place.
The world needs a range of measures to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while meeting rising energy demand. They include the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems such as forests, grasslands and wetlands.
Shell works with projects around the world that help reduce CO2 emissions, while improving the lives of local communities and protecting biodiversity.
Businesses are under pressure to deliver more, while also contributing to a more sustainable future.
This means they must adapt to rapidly changing standards and regulations - and use fewer resources, without compromising performance.
This range of lubricants goes beyond being ‘environmentally acceptable’ with a high percentage achieving the new EU Ecolabel certification.
The Shell Naturelle range helps prevent emissions because it is made using renewable, sustainable, and ethically-sourced bio raw materials.
The latest step in Shell’s journey towards net-zero emissions is the launch of an extended range of carbon neutral lubricants1. As well as helping to avoid or reduce emissions through material choices and operational efficiencies, these products are now carbon neutral thanks to Shell’s global portfolio of nature-based carbon credits.
The initiative is the largest and most significant carbon neutral programme in the lubricants industry today. We will start to see some of these products arriving in the New Zealand market in the near future.
TransDiesel’s investment in 2 Pump-Over Trucks (one in the North Island and one in the South) has enabled us to make significant operational improvements from a sustainability perspective, as bulk delivery avoids the need to deal with disposal of multiple empty containers, drums or Immediate Bulk Containers (IBCs).
This means there are less plastic lubricant containers entering our landfills, which is great for the industry but even better for the planet.