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WAVE can

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The WAVE can product is a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) canister used to hold lubricants, coolants or windscreen washer fluid. It is lighter and therefore uses less HDPE plastic raw material, while improving its performance in terms of mechanical resistance (especially resistance to dropping without the can bursting). Its new design also allows better optimization in terms of logistics, ergonomics, and product restitution. It is available in different sizes, from 0.25L to 7L.

Total Ecosolutions ADvantage

The WAVE can differs from the previous can in the following environmental aspects:

  • Thanks to the lighter weight of the can, use of resources is reduced, especially HDPE. It allows energy savings too, linked to the canister moulding process. NB: the caps also have a reduced mass but are not considered in the calculation of environmental gains because the previous data are only available in Europe.

  • The WAVE can allows better optimization of palletization, integration of recycled HDPE, better ergonomics and product restitution: better grip and control of the product flow which improves pouring precision, reduction of dead volumes and crevices which limited restitution. average

The Environmental Performance

With the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of its cans, Total has developped a new packaging with a better environmental performances than the reference (the previous canister). For the same services, the WAVE can allows :

  • An average weight reduction of 14% thanks to the new design : lower ratio of can surface to packaged volume, work on the dead volume (reduction of about 10%), ecodesign with appendix removed (which reduces the quantity of plastic used in the process), shape of the handle ...  

  • 14 % reduction in CO2eq. emissions on average

  • 14 % reduction in energy consumption on average 

Picto Check VA External Verification

Indepedendent auditor EY has verified that this product was labeled according to the method described in the Total Ecosolutions Guidelines and that the guidelines comply with the principles set out in the ISO 14020 and 14021 standards which govern environmental claims and particularly their accuracy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Label Award date: November 2020
  • Label Term: December 2024
  • Geographical Scope: World