Neste brings windshield washer fluid tanks to 30 other service stations in Finland ?? the amount of plastic waste is reduced by 80,000 packages per year
Neste is expanding the availability of windshield washer dispensers by bringing them to 27 other Neste Express stations in the fall of 2021. They no longer need to purchase plastic packaging to fill their vehicles. With the expansion, Neste will make this more sustainable option available to the majority of consumers and reduce the amount of plastic waste by up to 80,000 packages per year, equivalent to nearly 40 large plastic waste full pallets per year.
We continue to strive to improve the customer experience and respond to our customers? requests for additional automated services where sustainability plays an important role. Last autumn, we introduced the first 18 automatic Easy Fill dispensers in the Helsinki metropolitan area, and the positive feedback has encouraged us to expand their availability to other parts of Finland as well. When motorists use the dispenser, they do not need to estimate in advance how much windshield washer fluid they need, or to assess its suitability for weather conditions each season. Half empty packages are no longer forgotten in the car, nor do they end up in mixed waste bins, ?? says Tytti Stranding, Neste’s Marketing and Services Manager.
In addition to the Helsinki metropolitan area, Easy Fill dispensers can now be found in the following locations in Finland: Turku, Tampere, Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Järvenpää, Salo, Ylöjärvi, Nokia, Karkkila, Pirkkala, Vihti, Lempäälä and Raisio. In addition, the Easy Fill dispenser for heavy vehicles will be piloted during the autumn for the first time at the Neste Truck + station in Tampere.
Less than half of Finns sort their waste on the road
In the spring of 2021, Neste conducted a waste sorting study with 1,000 Finns * in cooperation with the K-Group and Lassila & Tikanoja. According to the results, less than half of the respondents sort their waste on the road. 15% of customers using gas stations reported that most of their waste was plastic waste.
Through our station network, we want to reduce the use of plastic waste where possible. Finnish motorists ** are ready to choose a windshield washer fluid based on its environmental properties, either by purchasing a package containing less plastic or by using a dispenser. Better availability of Easy Fill dispensers will help motorists reduce plastic waste, which will also make everyday life easier in terms of waste sorting. We also help increase the recycling rate at our stations in cooperation with the K Group. The Neste K Linnatuuli circular economy pilot station is a good example of this, ?? Stranding explains.
The new windscreen washer fluid dispensers were introduced at the following Neste stations in Finland in September-October 2021:
Neste Express Tampere Jäähovi
Neste Express Helsinki Oulunkylä
Neste Express Hyvinkää Helletorpankatu
Neste Express Järvenpää Kielokatu
Neste Express Salo Koskikatu
Neste Express Vantaa Martinlaakso
Neste Express Ylöjärvi Ravitie
Neste Express Nokia Souranderintie
Neste Express Turku Läntinen Pitkäkatu
Neste Express Turku Hämeentie
Neste Express Karkkila Porintie
Neste Express Pirkkala Citymarket
Neste Express Tampere Turtola Citymarket
Neste Express Hämeenlinna Tiiriönsuo Citymarket
Neste Express Tampere Hervanta
Neste Express Lempäälä Realpark
Neste Express Hämeenlinna Jukola
Neste Express Pirkkala Linnakallio
Neste Express Ylöjärvi Elovainio
Neste Express Tuusula Jokela
Neste Express Turku Jäkärlä
Neste Express Tuusula Mahlamäentie
Neste Express Vantaa Ansakuja
Neste Express Vihti Nummela Citymarket
Neste Express Hämeenlinna Hämeensaari
Neste Express Raisio Mill Shopping Center
Neste Express Helsinki Suutarila
*) The survey of Neste, K-Group and Lassila & Tikanoja was conducted as a national consumer panel through IRO Research Oy between 16 and 24 February 2021. A total of 1,000 Finnish consumers responded to the survey nationwide.
**) A total of 214 private motorists responded to a questionnaire from the Neste Motorists’ Panel on the use of windscreen washer fluid between 2 and 11 September 2020. 77% of respondents were willing to replace plastic containers with a more environmentally friendly option.
Liquid in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We process waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable raw materials for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading manufacturer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to meet the challenge of plastic waste. We aim to help our customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and round solutions by at least 20 million tonnes annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality petroleum products, committed to achieving carbon-neutral production by 2035, they are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials, such as plastic waste, as refinery feedstocks. We have been consistently included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the most responsible companies in the world. In 2020, Neste’s net sales were EUR 11.8 billion and 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit came from renewable products. Read more: neste.com
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