Shell introduces eco-friendly lubricant bottles made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled plastic for its premium “Shell Helix Ultra” engine oil
Jul 05, 2023
Shell Thailand proudly introduces 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic bottles for Shell Helix Ultra. The new packaging, which is Shell Thailand’s pioneering initiative, is more environmentally friendly, sustainable, and is available in the market today.
The latest innovation from recycled packaging, Shell Helix Ultra.
The first company in Thailand to introduce 100% PCR packaging for premium engine oil “Shell Helix Ultra”
Made from 100% recycled plastic pellets of the highest quality, the PCR bottles are eco-friendlier and more sustainable.
Today, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited is introducing a new offering to its customers: 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic bottles for its premium engine oil, Shell Helix Ultra. This innovative packaging solution is both eco-friendly and sustainable. Made from 100% recycled plastic pellets of the highest quality, the PCR bottles ensure durability in all transportation conditions while preserving the full potential of Shell’s world-class lubricants. By utilizing these bottles, Shell is actively contributing to reducing plastic waste, lowering carbon dioxide emissions, and further supporting the transition to a circular economy for packaging.
Consumers today not only prioritize products that improve engine efficiency and performance, but they also look for alternatives that are more environmentally friendly and show concern for broader environmental problems in the society. Shell, a global leader in energy innovation and the provider of the world's top lubricants, recently made a significant change in its packaging by using 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic. This new packaging maintains the high-quality standards of Shell's lubricants, ensuring that engines and machines operate at their full potential. Additionally, it offers convenient logistics and safe usage for consumers, while also meeting the increasing demand to utilize valuable resources for maximum benefit and can be recycled again.
Mr. Kamolpat Baholyodhin, Executive Director - Lubricants Business of The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said, “The transition to the use of 100% recycled plastic packaging for Shell's premium Helix Ultra family of engine oil marks a crucial milestone in our net-zero ambitions as part of our Powering Progress strategy, which was designed to create value for our shareholders, customers, and wider society. It also demonstrates our dedication to driving an energy business that accelerates the transition to net-zero emissions across our products and services by focusing on a three-pillar approach: Avoid, Reduce, and Compensate Aside from that, by respecting nature, we are reducing waste, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to biodiversity – all the while powering lives and livelihoods through our products and activities by supporting an inclusive society.”
100% PCR packaging for premium engine oil “Shell Helix Ultra” is made from high quality plastic pellets.
“Shell Helix Ultra” in the new recycled packaging is available in the market today.
100% PCR packaging for premium engine oil “Shell Helix Ultra”
"Shell Lubricants not only strives to decrease carbon emissions during the production process, but also prioritizes the 3Rs policy, which involves Reducing plastic waste, promoting Reuse, and incorporating Recycled materials into products and packaging. This reduces pollution across the entire lubricant value chain. The recently launched Shell Helix Ultra packaging, a pioneering initiative in Thailand and made entirely from 100% recycled plastic, is now available at Shell service stations and dealers and is being offered at the same price as the previous packaging," said Mr. Kamolpat.
Shell's commitment to delivering clean and sustainable energy, in line with its Powering Progress strategy, is contributing to the energy transition towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Replacing all packaging for Shell Helix Ultra-premium lubricants with 100% recycled plastic will contribute to the reduction of accumulated waste in the country, reduce resource consumption, and mitigate environmental impacts. This initiative also adds value to used plastics through their transformation into high-quality packaging materials via recycling.
“100% recycled plastic” refers specifically to the containers for engine oil and does not include the lid used to seal the container.
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