EFFICIENCY, INNOVATION, & SOLUTIONS
In our modern mechanized society we cannot function without lubricants. They are both necessary for our lifestyle and potentially destructive to nature, that is the dilemma. Quite simply, we must select efficient products that are innovative, that will help solve our pollution problems.
In 1972 the introduction of synthetic motor oil set all new standards for motor oil quality. Synthetic lubricants are 100% synthetic. They are specially designed to reduce emissions, last longer, protect engine components, reduce fuel consumption, and prevent environmental pollution. From the beginning, synthetic motor oils have out-performed conventional petroleum motor oils on all counts.
Synthetic oils resist sludging and Motorolja fat chemical breakdown which keeps engines much cleaner. They have been specifically designed not to volatilize, oxidize, or shear back, resulting in a motor oil that lasts longer than conventional petroleum motor oils. While petroleum motor oil manufacturers recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles, synthetic motor oils protect engine components up to 35,000 miles or 1 year, dramatically extending oil change intervals.
PRESCRIPTION FOR PREVENTION:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pollution Prevention Requirements, the first step in revitalizing a cleaner nation is pollutant source reduction.
Synthetic oil accomplishes this by extending the interval between motor oil changes which can reduce the source of motor oil pollution more than eleven times.
In 1993 an estimated 189.5 million vehicles were on the road in the United States alone, and an estimated 700 million vehicles were in operation throughout the world. If, by petroleum oil manufacturer’s recommendations, these vehicles changed oil every 3,000 miles on an average five-quart system, almost 1 billion quarts of used oil will be generated each month. So are we drowning in oil? It is estimated at present that over 240 million gallons of oil are improperly discarded annually. Dumping 240 million gallons of oil is nearly the same as two Exxon Valdez spills each month.
How dangerous is used oil? Just one quart can produce a two-acre oil slick. One gallon of oil can make one million gallons of water too foul to drink and 35 ppm of oil will kill fish. Improperly disposed used oil is extremely dangerous to our environment.
Improperly dumped used oil seeps through landfills into ground water, disrupts bacterial digestion in sewer treatment plants and washes into lakes and harbors. At present, used motor oil is the largest single source of oil pollution in our nation’s waterways. Certainly the first thing we can do is not create so much used oil to begin with and the United States Department of Energy seems to agree.