African Green Oil joins ROSE

African Green Oil (AGO), a used oil processor that has been in existence since 2008, is the newest member of the ROSE Foundation.  African Green Oil (AGO), a used oil Bulking Point that has been in existence since 2008, is the newest collector/bulking point of the ROSE Foundation.   AGO was founded by Simon and Jeanette Flicker after they identified a …

ROSE Foundation shows continued commitment to health, safety and environmental compliance

During tough times it is easy to neglect the essential things such as compliance towards health, safety and environment. As we are all aware, the COVID19 pandemic has added more compliance pressure. Everyone irrespective of their activities must adhere to the health regulations as required by our Department of Health in South Africa. At the ROSE Foundation we have been …

Female oil can collector in SA says entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart

Meet Susan Kone, one of a few female oil can collectors in South Africa. Susan owns and runs Limpopo based PWK Waste Management, which she established in 2015 after noticing that empty oil cans were being improperly disposed of.  Her concern over the environmental risks and health hazards this poses to the community led to a meeting with the ROSE …

ROSE Foundation Sustainability Profile earns exemplary praise

Established in 1994, the ROSE Foundation (ROSE) is the industry EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) scheme for the lubricating oil industry in South Africa. Thanks to the efforts of ROSE, the lubricants industry has kept more than 1.5 billion litres of hazardous used lubricant oil out of the environment, This is just one of the achievements published in ROSE’s recently published …

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE SCHEDULE OF SERVICES TO BE PHASED IN AS PER THE COVID-19 RISK ADJUSTED STRATEGY

The Government has requested comment on its draft framework for the risk-adjusted strategy to bring different sectors of the economy back to work. Sectors and business organisations/trade unions and members of the public are invited to submit comments on the schedule of services to be phased in as per the Covid-19 Risk-Adjusted Strategy (RAA) to be implemented with effect from …

Engine oil – reuse it or lose it!

Global warming and environmental pollution have intensified our need to recycle our limited natural resources and to extend the use of our manufactured products. The lubricant industry is no exception, and currently in South Africa most of the used oil collected is recycled only into heating fuel. Internationally, however, especially in the European Union, there is a significant trend in …

Protect Our Scarce Water Resources From Oil Pollution

National Water Week, which takes place from 16-22 March, is an important time to focus on preventing the pollution of our water sources, which are severely threatened by sewerage, plastics, fertilizers, motor oil and other chemicals.  Of the many sources of contamination that could end up making their way into our dwindling water resources, one is used motor lubricant oil, a common by-product of mechanised processes in …