The Shell Company of Thailand Limited and SCG Chemicals collaborate to develop the ‘Eco-friendly Lubricant Bottles’ made of high-quality Post-Consumer Recycled Resin (PCR), a highly durable material for logistics that does not compromise the world-class quality of the products. The cooperation is in line with Shell’s ‘Powering Progress’ strategy, which aims to provide net-zero emission products and services by 2050. The eco-friendly packaging recycles household plastic waste with a specific formulation under the brand SCG GREEN POLYMERTM in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), which strives to consume less resources to support the circular economy and promote environmental sustainability, while responding to the government policy of BCG (Bio-Circular-Green Economy).
Ms. Veethara Trakulboon, Executive Director of Lubricants Business, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said: “Nowadays, customers are not only looking for excellent and efficient products for engines and machines, but also for brands that provide sustainable products. As one of world’s leading energy and fuel companies and one of the world’s top lubricant suppliers over the past 15 years1 as well as TAQA award-winners for Outstanding Lubricant for 8 consecutive years2, Shell responds to customer demands by collaborating with SCG Chemicals – one of our principal partners – to develop eco-friendly lubricant packaging. The new and beautifully designed containers ensure that Shell’s products maintain their standard and quality, promote engine and machine to work at full performance, convenient to transport, and comply with safety standards. This effort aligns with Shell’s strategy of ‘Powering Progress’, which focuses on cooperation with and value building for all stakeholders and align with SCG Chemicals’ concept, supporting circular economy regarding resource efficiency and recycling. Shell has already started using high-quality PCR in various forms of packaging and begun this project since April 2021. Currently, the proportion of high-quality PCR for packaging stands at 25%, helping to reduce over 320 tons of waste in 20213.”
Mr. Sakchai Patiparnpreechavud, Chief Commercial Officer of SCG Chemicals, said: “The cooperation with Shell Thailand to develop the ‘Eco-friendly Lubricant Bottles’ made of high-quality PCR is an approach to recycle post-consumer plastic through a specific formulation under the brand SCG GREEN POLYMERTM, which can trace back to the source of raw material and it is certified by the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). The manufacturing process for high-quality PCR contributes toward a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with virgin plastic resin and lowers waste incineration which are considered as one of the important missions to be ‘Chemicals Business for Sustainability’ of SCG Chemicals.”
The ‘Eco-friendly Lubricant Bottles’ are used for Shell’s high quality lubricant products, ranging from Shell Helix (car engine oils), Shell Advance (motorcycle engine oils), Shell Rimula (truck & heavy-duty engine oils), to Shell Spirax (axle and transmission oils). This approach will create a new value for recyclable household plastics and process them in accordance with the government’s BCG policy as well as solidifying the circular economy model, lower resource consumption, reduce waste in the country, and reduce environmental impacts including greenhouse gas emissions – a major cause of climate change.
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Published on: Jan 11, 2022