Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil

Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil
30 September 2019

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement’s waste division, Geocycle and Vivo Energy Kenya have agreed to collect and safely dispose of waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers. The initiative will see waste oil co-processed in Bamburi Cement’s kilns.

Around 20,000l of waste oil per month is currently being collected by Shell service stations across Kenya. The partnership with Geocycle will reduce the logistical challenges faced by Shell when collecting such waste oil.

A transporter has been contracted by Vivo Energy Kenya and drivers and Geocycle staff have received training on the safe handling of waste oil. Shell service stations have been supplied by Vivo Energy Kenya with 200l drums to store the oil prior to collection. Geocycle will provide disposal certificates to Vivo Energy Kenya, and daily updates on collections carried out as well as monthly reports on volumes collected will be provided.

Bamburi Cement Managing Director, SeddiqHassani, said, “Bamburi is excited about this partnership which contributes to our sustainable development goals. We hope it will assist in removing all the waste oil in the market, which somehow finds its way back as counterfeit and recycled products, which is harmful to the users and environment.”

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