Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

Oil Draws a Perfect Circle

by Marco Moro

Italy has achieved excellent results in the management of used mineral oils. This case shows the importance of a product’s environmental certification in promoting environmental awareness through the whole supply chain. 


The regeneration of used mineral oils represents a well-established positive example of circular economy in our country. Today, in Italy over 95% of used lubricating oils which enter a regeneration plant is recovered. This amount of matter is reinserted into the market so as to create an almost perfect circularity, which has been going on for 50 years. 


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