February 13, 2012
Consumers now may bring their used oil into any of Roanoke, Va.-based Advance’s more than 3,300 locations and purchase Valvoline’s NextGen oil, which is made of 50-percent recycled oil. Also, as part of Lexington, Ky.-based Valvoline’s “Close the Loop” program, Advance will offer consumers a $20 mail-in gift card, the companies said in a news release.
The companies said compared with non-recycled oil, NextGen uses 48-percent less fossil fuels, emits 40-percent less harmful and acidic emissions and has 20-percent less global warming impact.
“The Close the Loop program is a way to continue to encourage behavioral change that can help decrease our reliance on crude oil drilling by re-using the resources we have available," said Darryl Gaines, Valvoline brand manager.