Waste and Recycling

Lubrizol is committed to reducing the amount of waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, from our operations, and reusing and recycling materials when possible. Successful waste management programs not only reduce environmental impact, but also provide cost and efficiency benefits for Lubrizol and our customers.  View our Global Sustainability Scorecard.

Our facilities around the world are highly active in reducing hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

  • Finding beneficial reuse for waste from our manufacturing processes instead of disposal, such as replacements for commercial chemical products
  • Removing impurities from chemicals contaminated during use so that they can be reused for their original purpose. Some waste streams can be used as fuels to power equipment or generate electricity and heat buildings.
  • Recycling items like glass, paper and cardboard, plastics, wood, scrap metal, cafeteria waste, and office electronic equipment (e-waste), in addition to chemical recycling

Reducing Our Offices’ Environmental Footprint

To maximize the efficiency of our office operations globally, and to minimize the associated environmental footprint. Lubrizol has standardized its printing and copying equipment, including:

  • Multifunction printers whose exterior body is made from used plastic PET bottles and recycled polycarbonate
  • ENERGY STAR®-certified printing equipment that is 70% more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Toner bottles that are made from recycled polyethylene milk containers
  • Toner that is made from plant-based biomass materials, which reduce toner consumption, fuse to paper at lower temperatures and warm up faster

Additionally, printer defaults have been set to double-sided and black and white, and the company uses paper that contains 30% recycled content and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. We have worked with a partner to institute tracking of our impact.

66%

hazardous waste goes to energy recovery and recycle/reuse


Within Our Walls

Reducing the overall amount of waste
we generate
Reducing waste we send to landfills
Committed to meeting or exceeding all
laws and regulations
Corporate policies in addition to regulations


UN Goal-12 Responsible Consumption and Production