Government Initiatives

Successful partnership with CSIRO

Southern Oil and the CSIRO have teamed up to develop a new process that will improve the quality of Southern Oil’s products. Industrial-scale trials are scheduled to commence soon.

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Product Stewardship for Oil program

The Product Stewardship for Oil program aims to establish an effective partnership for the management of used oil, involving oil producers, oil recyclers, local, state and territory governments, the Australian Government and the public.

The program is intended to reinforce existing state and territory regulations and arrangements.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide economic incentives to increase the uptake and appropriate recycling and use of used oil
  • encourage the environmentally sustainable management and re-refining of used oil and its reuse, and
  • support economic recycling options for used oil

The planned outcomes of the program are:

  • increased uptake and appropriate recycling/use of used oil with consequent reduced risk of major environmental and health problems from improper storage, use and disposal
  • more ecologically and economically sustainable management of used oil by Australian industry, and in remote, rural and urban communities
  • a sustainable used oil recycling industry, and
  • increased industry and community awareness that used oil is a valuable resource and not a waste product, and a commitment to recycle used oil appropriately