Biodegradable lubricants are gaining increasing interest as more states and municipalities work to reduce the environmental impact of construction activities. Even small leaks and spills of machine fluids and grease run-off are a particular concern around sensitive aquifers, groundwater sources, aquifers and wildlife habitats. Precipitation can carry these pollutants for many miles where they end up in streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans. In some California counties, operators are required to park their construction machinery on large sheets of heavy-duty plastic at the end of the day to prevent accidental fluid leakage from contaminating the leaching into the soil. Products can reduce risks to the environment while at the same time providing the engine, gear, bearing and hydraulic system protection you need to keep your equipment in good working order. By using Shell Naturelle oils and greases, building contractors can meet many regulatory requirements and reduce their impact on the local ecosystem. For the construction and mining industries, the Shell Naturelle brand includes ester-based hydraulic fluids, greases, and high pressure greases including: Low hydrophilic and not bioaccumulative, these products provide protection for plants and animals. Content derived from biomaterials and solar-powered manufacturing also reduce the carbon footprint during manufacturing, and recycled plastic packaging helps reduce plastic waste.