SA’S AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOPS LEGALLY AND MORALLY REQUIRED TO MANAGE USED OIL RESPONSIBLY

Generators of used oil, and waste in general, are required by law under the Waste Act to ensure that their waste is responsibly managed. Those who generate more than 20kg’s of hazardous waste per day are also required to register on the National Waste Information System (SAWIS) and to report on the volumes generated and taken away for recycling. Those …

ELF Marketed by Diesel Electric Joins ROSE

The ROSE Foundation is pleased to announce that ELF a brand of Total, has joined the ROSE family and is now being marketed by Diesel Electric countrywide. We look forward to the support of this respected lubricants brand in driving the sustainable recycling of used oil.

USED OIL 101 FOR GENERATORS OF THIS HAZARDOUS WASTE

Used lubricant oil contains harmful compounds and carcinogens and one litre of used oil can contaminate one million litres of water. Because of this, used oil – which is a common by-product of mechanised processes in all industry sectors – is classified as a hazardous waste and is strictly governed by environmental laws and more specifically the requirements of the …

A reminder about the importance of used oil recycling

ONE MILLION LITRES OF WATER CONTAMINATED BY EVERY RECKLESS LITRE OF USED OIL Used oil is extremely harmful to the environment – with one litre of used oil capable of contaminating one million litres of water. Used oil finds its way into the environment through irresponsible disposal – being poured down storm water drains, onto open ground or thrown onto …