The ecological effects of oil exploration on the local environment are devastating: In the Niger mangrove delta, a former habitat of various birds, mammals and fish, more than 500,000 barrel of oil leak into the environment per year!
This does not only lead to a loss of biodiversity, but also to social consequences: People struggle to survive as their livelihoods are destroyed - profits from oil exploration mainly benefit corrupt structures and multinational companies. In various other regions such as Lago Agrio in Ecuador or Western Siberia in Russia people and nature face similar difficulties.
When sourcing diesel from packaging waste, we avoid negative consequences and provide a cleaner source of energy for a smooth transition to a circular economic system.
The problem with packaging waste
Environmental & Ecological
Businesses widely use packaging in order to transport perishable products, to provide space for advertisements and to add useful information about products. However, when the product reaches the consumer, packaging usually gets discarded. As packaging waste consists of a variety of materials such as different kinds of plastic, styrofoam and composite packaging, packaging waste is often challenging to separate and to recycle appropriately. Incineration or discarding plastic waste into the oceans cannot serve as appropriate alternatives as they all leave waste behind that takes a long time to dissolve:
For example, only after 500 years a plastic bottle is completely broken down into its initial components. The rising amount of packaging waste and the irresponsible disposal thus ask for an innovative solution: Let us give packaging waste a second life with NewOil!