Sherly Díaz's article in Martesfinanciero.com reports that "Environmental conservation has been gaining ground in Panama, with the number of companies involved in recycling having increased, as has been the case with oils or lubricants.
Oil companies , motor workshops, and many others have jumped on the bandwagaon for all things environmental that allow them to reuse discarded materials, but ones which properly treated could be fit for making other products. "
"Among the companies that are recycling oils and lubricants are Terpel Panama, Recycling DJ, while among the workshops are the Grupo Felipe Rodriguez, Ricardo Perez and others."
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The signing of the Partnership for the Development of Recovered Waste will allow waste materials to become valuable and to be recycled wherever possible.
Glass, plastic and aluminum are some of the materials that companies plan to reincorporate into their production chains, as a means of making the most out of their inputs.
The Directorate of Public Procurement in Panama has included tires, lubricants and batteries for vehicles and motor equipment in the Electronic Catalogue of Products and Services.
A statement from the Directorate of Public Procurement reads:
This is to inform you that in the electronic catalog of products and services, selected products have been incorporated into Framework Tender 2012-1 W-27-Q-99-LM-000645 for the supply of tires, lubricants and batteries for motorcycles, motor vehicles and equipment for state agencies, which can be accessed at the website of PanamaCompra.
In the first seven months of the year a total of four thousand metric tons have been exported.
During the opening of the Recycling ExpoConferencia, Ernesto Gil, industry representative noted that currently there are a hundred and fifty registered companies in the country who carry out the tasks of collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping recycled material abroad.
Mercalsa, the exclusive distributor, invested in property, image and advertising, among other areas, for the launch.
With the inclusion of Mobil 1 in its product portfolio, Central American Lubricants Marketing (Mercalsa) will cover the three areas of the lubricating oil market: light passenger cars, heavy transport and industry.