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Annex:
 
Measuring the environmental 
friendliness of lubricants

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Examples of oil pollution
 

Loss of oil or lubricants into soil and water cause problems because of the toxicity of certain components and accumulation of substances in the food chain. In case of an accident, any spills have to be cleaned up as quickly and as thoroughly as possible in order to limit the damage.

Next to accidents, oil and lubricants also end up in the environment because they are used as total loss lubricants. It is vital to limit these spills as much as possible, to collect waste oil and to use biolubricants or eco-friendly alternatives. See: why should biolubricants be used.

 
 
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