SHELL AND FLORIDA FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS JOIN FORCES TO COLLECT USED MOTOR OIL FOR RECYCLING
SHELL AND FLORIDA FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS JOIN
FORCES TO COLLECT USED MOTOR OIL FOR RECYCLING
HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company announced today that it is launching a pilot used motor oil collection program at its service stations that offer car repair service in Florida with the endorsement of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.
Shell's used motor oil program, "Operation Boomerang," is aimed at encouraging people who change their own oil to properly dispose of the used oil at a participating Shell service station. Members of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, with over 800 clubs and approximately 26,000 members in the state, endorsed Shell's program and pledged to recycle their used motor oil.
"We believe this program will benefit the environment and our customers by providing an environmentally responsible method for disposing of used oil," said J. W. Schutzenhofer, Shell's vice president of marketing. "We are especially pleased that the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs has endorsed our program with their pledge to recycle used motor oil."
Initially, 207 conventional Shell service stations throughout Florida will participate in Operation Boomerang. Customers recycling their used motor oil will receive a $5 coupon toward their next oil change at a participating Shell service station and a toy boomerang as a reminder to recycle. To take advantage of the used oil collection program, all customers need to do is bring their used motor oil to a participating Shell service station. The oil will be tested to ensure it is contaminant-free; then it will be properly recycled by a licensed used-oil collector.
According to the Florida Environmental Protection Agency, more than seven million gallons of used oil are finding their way into Florida's environment every year - mostly as a result of improper disposal methods. For information about Florida's used oil collection centers call 1-800-741-4DER, or go to a Shell conventional service station.
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/CONTACT: H.R. Hutchins, 713-241-4544, or E.A. Pengelly, 713-241-4544, or N.A. Altstedter, 212-632-4888, all of Shell/ CO: Shell Oil Company; Florida Federation of Garden Clubs ST: Florida IN: OIL SU : SM -- NY088 -- 4690 03/03/92 17:16 EST