TotalEnergies and Veolia partner to recycle lubricant containers    

TotalEnergies Marketing Middle East (TEMME) and Veolia, through its RECAPP service, have forged a new partnership for a sustainability initiative to roll out a recycling solution across TotalEnergies service centers in the UAE. 

This collaboration will involve recycling over 40,000 lubricant containers per year through shredding with an oil containment separation process, followed by processing, grinding, and transforming them to Recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), recycled plastics, ready as secondary raw material produced by eCyclex – a Dubai Municipality approved recycling facility.? 

Jérôme Viricel, General Manager of RECAPP at Veolia Near & Middle East, said: “We are thrilled to formalize this important partnership and launch our new recycling initiative. While utilizing RECAPP’s years of expertise in the field, the initiative will further promote the recyclability of empty plastic lubricant containers sold by TotalEnergies’ service center partners by helping to divert these containers from landfills and repurpose them in a new way, boosting broader recycling initiatives in the country. It’s an important step towards promoting sustainable practices and addressing environmental challenges in the UAE, particularly as the country observed 2023 as the Year of Sustainability and hosted COP28 two months ago.” 

Thomas Vigneron, Managing Director at TotalEnergies Marketing Middle East, said: “As a responsible multi-energy company, TotalEnergies continuously strives to encourage the adoption of responsible waste management practices. With RECAPP, TotalEnergies aims to work with our network of service centers to promote a circular economy for plastics, optimize waste management in the region, and align with the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2021 – 2031.” 

The initiative is a pilot project, with plans to extend the concept to a larger array of service centers in the future.