M30 - Old Oil Recovered

All oil types are included under this symbol including oils that are difficult to recover. This is particularly an issue with old air-conditioning units, domestic refrigerators, old motor vehicle engines, and gearboxes. The symbol also covers the recovery of oils from transformers and all other oil contained in equipment before being transported to the smelter where they are melted in high-temperature furnaces. Often, not all oils are recovered from recyclable materials, burning them causes highly toxic gases that are directly introduced to our atmosphere. Phosgene is a highly toxic and carcinogenic poison that is released when old refrigerator insulation comes in contact with fire.

Another harmful substance released when recyclables are not well separated before the melting process is a variety of dioxins, which are released from a number of plastics, and there are a number of other chemicals that are released by burning everyday products. These substances have damaging effects on our DNA, threatening permanent damage to future generations and also causing devastation along the natural food chain. Recycling old oils is a difficult and time-consuming task, but one that will pay off. All old oils recovery applies under this symbol’s implementation and includes synthetic as well as mineral oil, polyester oil, oil from transformers, and also vegetable oils.


Example: Oil left inside machinery leaking into the ground when dumped, also oils are burned in smelters when the oil is left inside machinery. E.g. With 1.5 liters of oil per 1'000 machines per day if the oil is recovered.
NoteTimes/Hours/Amount UsedDays Per Week UsedDays Used in One YearConsumption of ResourceTotal Use of ResourceCost of Resource Per UnitTotal Resource Cost in One YearEstimated Implementation CostEstimated Savings in Five YearsEstimate Pay Off Time
Without Implementation1.5 litres245 1'000 Air-conditioning units Not Recovered367'500 litres of Oil Wasted--Pollution1 Million 837 Thousand 500 litres of oil Wasted Lost Or burned-
With Implementation1.5 liters   5245 1'000 Air-conditioning units RecoveredRecoveredFree pick-upFree pick-upRecovery Labor1 Million 837 Thousand 500 liters of oil Recycled Re sold ReusedInstant Profit And Long Term Benefits to the Eco System