Industry experts estimate that more than 168 million pounds of virgin white oil spill materials are manufactured every year in the USA. After use, the virgin white products tossed into the garbage.
White oil spill sheets first came on the market in the early 1970s. They were a revolutionary new tool in the fight to clean up the messes created by the oil and gas industries, as well as other industries susceptible to oil leaks and spills. As the world began to focus more on pollution and waste, white spill sheets became more prevalent, and currently, the same spill sheets are still widely used throughout industries all over the world.
Over the past 50 years, these sheets have been used to clean up quite a bit of oil. They have been a standard resource for thousands of companies all over the world.
It is estimated that more than 500 million pounds of white oil spill materials are used and tossed into the garbage each and every year.
One of the biggest reasons why so many are used, stems from the fact that they are being used improperly and for jobs they weren’t designed for. The big concern, however, is that this is 500 million pounds of pollution. The oil these sheets cleaned up may not have flowed directly into the rivers or the ocean, but that oil is now headed to a landfill and attached to a product that is also made from crude oil.