PRAI Operations  
Promoting Responsible Waste Management

Assisting members to achieve operational excellence. Pushing the boundaries of waste recovery technology and preserving a natural resource. The amount of mineral oil waste arising in India is difficult to quantify for a number of reasons that are largely associated with definitions. The consensus however is that waste mineral oil largely describes used lubricating oils and fuels that have been or are required to be discarded in its widest legal sense.

PRAI believes that collectible waste lubricating oil arising in India is some 350,000 tons per annum, being roughly 50% of that potentially recoverable from sales of 700,000 tons per annum of new lubricants placed each year onto the Indian market.
However, not all of that oil is commercially recoverable as some is reused on site by the waste generator. To that must be added indefinite quantities of waste (usually contaminated) fuel arising, for example washings from ships heavy fuel oil systems, tank bottoms, spillages and mixed automotive fuels that PRAI suggests is typically in the region of 70,000 tons per annum.