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The 'green' answer to oil spills

Published 8th October, 2014 by Neil Nixon

The 'green' answer to oil spills

Sorbent material specialist, Oil-Dri, has launched a new 100% recycled absorbent floor granule product designed for oil spills. Oil-Dri Recycled is made from 100% recycled material, such as waste plasterboard from the construction industry. The company says that its new granules are the most environmentally friendly available on the market.

Oil-Dri Recycled granules are perfect for absorbing all kinds of oil and grease spillage and have been exhaustively tested to prove their suitability as an economical yet highly effective absorbent material - and they have delivered exceptional results.

Tracey Rudge, general manager of Oil-Dri, said: “We have been working with gypsum suppliers and manufacturers for many years to develop ever improving solutions and alternatives to clay granules. Oil-Dri Recycled uses, principally, construction waste, so is an excellent way of recycling material that would otherwise go to landfill. To add to that, the granules have been proven to be a highly effective and very economical alternative, achieving absorption rates as high as 17 litres per 20 litre bag (0.85 litres per kg), outperforming many other absorbent granular products for oil and grease. It is also an exceptionally lightweight granule, which makes it very easy for handling and transport at only 10.8kg per 20 litre bag (0.54kg/litre).”

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