National Packaging Study – 2020
On behalf of all Canadian UOMAs, the BC Used Oil Management Association recently commissioned a National Survey and Study of the Lubricating Oil and Antifreeze Packaging Circular Economy.
The study contains a significant amount of research collected by engaging with packaging manufacturers, Members (i.e., fillers of plastic containers) and recyclers/processors which should be of interest to all involved. Key highlights include:
- Observed trends toward increased specialization of fluids and packaging as well as smaller container size
- Difficulties identified when associated with reuse of bulk containers
- Increase in the prevalence of PVC pouches; and
- Possible solutions suggested such as changes to existing programs, examining container reuse and development of biodegradable containers and formation of an industry board to self regulate packaging,
On November 24th, the national group of Used Oil Management Associations (UOMAs) presented a virtual webinar to review and discuss the results of the recent study on the supply chain of plastic packaging for lubricating oil and antifreeze. Representatives from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc., the authors of the study, presented their findings and answered questions from members.
Download a copy of the National Survey and Study of the Lubricating Oil and Antifreeze Packaging Circular Economy here: