Packaging from plastic waste

Repsol Master lubricant bottle

Ecodesign and sustainability

We apply circular economy principles throughout the entire production cycle and our value chain, from the source to the commercialization of our products and services.

Through eco-design, we incorporate circular criteria from the earliest phases, such as the conceptualization of our products and services, to make a responsible consumption of raw materials, extend the useful life of products and be able to recycle their components once they reach their end-of-life, including their packaging.

Eco-design in the packaging for Repsol lubricant products

One of Repsol’s pillars of its circular economy model is progressing in eco-design from all perspectives. The application of the eco-design principle in the lubricants division has led to modify the products packaging by incorporating 60% of recycled plastic content. This solution provided by Repsol Reciclex® was made a reality following an investigation process to develop a technology allowing to incorporate high contents of mechanically recycled post-consumer plastic into the packaging, while maintaining the company’s high durability and performance standards.

This case is an example of how eco-design supports closing the loop of plastic materials to progress in the circular economy model, avoiding to eliminate plastic in landfills, reintroducing the waste in the productive cycle, and acting as a lever for the energy transition by reducing the carbon footprint by 25% compared to previous packaging.

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Scientist placing plastic bottles in a machine

Classification by key lines and value chain

Our circular economy projects are aligned with the key lines of our strategy and are present throughout our entire value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.

Classification by key lines and value chain