The Project

The working group

Join us in creating an industry-led solution for the recovery of lubricant containers.

Together we can maximise the embodied resource to its full potential and encourage the evolution of the circular economy through active participation and leadership by example.

The Group currently represents over 80% of lubricants supplied to the New Zealand market and was established in February 2018. The group meets regularly to ensure work toward a circular economy model is advanced.

The group is outcome focused and will be actively involved in the project to ensure the container recycling programme operates under industry best practice with a culture of continuous improvement ensuring efficient and effective product stewardship of lubricant containers.

The working

group

Join us in creating an industry-led solution for the recovery of lubricant containers.

Together we can maximise the embodied resource to its full potential and encourage the evolution of the circular economy through active participation and leadership by example.

The Group currently represents over 80% of lubricants supplied to the New Zealand market and was established in February 2018. The group meets regularly to ensure work toward a circular economy model is advanced.

The group is outcome focused and will be actively involved in the portfolio to ensure the container recycling programme operates under industry best practice with a culture of continuous improvement ensuring efficient and effective product stewardship of lubricant containers.

The waste lubricant

container working group

Aegis Oil Co | Paul Radisich | Managing Director

Allied Petroleum Ltd (Mobil) | Corrie Brink | Supply Manager

Castrol NZ Ltd  | Daniel Hibberd | Sales Support Manager NZ

Farmlands Co-Operative Society Ltd (Gulf Oil) | Sander Kriek | National Manager

Oil Intel Ltd (Total Lubricants)  | Bob Foothead | Technical Support

Penrite Oil NZ Ltd  | Michael Phillis

TransDiesel Ltd (ENI Lubricants)  | Jonathan CrockerProduct Manager

Valvoline NZ Ltd  | Rhyse J Moore | Country Manager

Z Energy | Steve McGregor | Lubricants Manager | Anthony Hume | Sustainability Champion

The waste

lubricant

container

working group

Aegis Oil Co | Paul Radisich | Managing Director

Allied Petroleum Ltd (Mobil) | Corrie Brink | Supply Manager

Castrol NZ Ltd  | Daniel Hibberd | Sales Support Manager NZ

Farmlands Co-Operative Society Ltd (Gulf Oil) | Sander Kriek | National Manager

Oil Intel Ltd (Total Lubricants)  | Bob Foothead | Technical Support

Penrite Oil NZ Ltd  | Michael Phillis

TransDiesel Ltd (ENI Lubricants)  | Jonathan CrockerProduct Manager

Valvoline NZ Ltd  | Rhyse J Moore | Country Manager

Z Energy | Steve McGregor | Lubricants Manager | Anthony Hume | Sustainability Champion

Goals of the

working group

Continuous improvement of industry best practice to ensure efficient and cost-effective recycling of lubricant containers.

Promote necessary and appropriate action and a fair and consistent approach to management of end of life lubricant containers in NZ.

Engage with key and relevant stakeholders to ensure the end of life management of lubricant containers is organised and funded correctly.

Purpose of the

working group

To meet, discuss and participate in processes that relate to general cross-industry management of waste lubricant containers.

Promote actions and outcomes that will deliver a fair and consistent approach to the recycling of lubricant containers within New Zealand.

A copy of the Working Group’s Terms of Reference is available from 3R Group.

Role of the

project manager

3R is an independent third party with expertise in product stewardship that will provide for overall project management as the solutions are explored and developed.

This includes expert advice, materials for discussion, and support for funding submissions for the Working Group in accordance with the terms of reference.

3R will stay abreast of issues and bring key matters, reports, documents and legislation to the attention of members in a timely, efficient and ethical manner.

Role of the

project manager

3R is an independent third party with expertise in product stewardship that will provide for overall project management as the solutions are explored and developed.

This includes expert advice, materials for discussion, and support for funding submissions for the Working Group in accordance with the terms of reference.

3R will stay abreast of issues and bring key matters, reports, documents and legislation to the attention of members in a timely, efficient and ethical manner.

Programme of work

Milestone 1

Feb – Mar 2018
Establishment of Working Group (3 meetings)

22 June, 2018
Project commenced with media launch ‘Call to action’

Milestone 2

Jul – March 2019
Current situation
‘Quantify the market and current situation’

Milestone 3 & 4

April – June 2019
Report 1 – Product stewardship options
‘What might a product stewardship programme look like?’

Date – TBC
Pilot – Prove preferred option(s) if required

Milestone 5

Aug – Sept 2019
Report 2 – Launch preparation
‘Operational interactions and launch preparations’

Reports

Report One – Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme
SUMMARY Report 1 – August 2019

Get involved

Be part of the solution

Join us in turning a problematic hazardous material into a useful resource that can benefit our environment, our economy and our society.

We’re calling on all importers and distributors in the lubricant market to join us to tackle the millions of lubricant packages being discarded every year.

Importers and processors

Are you an importer of lubricants into the New Zealand market?

In order to design a nationwide solution, the project manager, 3R Group, needs to understand the volume of product to market by packaging type. Responses are completely confidential and data will only be presented in aggregate form for modelling purposes.

Please download and complete the following spreadsheet and email back to Adele Rose, project manager.

Are you a processor of plastics or metal, or planning on being one?

Help us establish the current capacity for processing lubricant contaminated HDPE and metal, understand plans to build future capacity and what would be needed to speed this up.