Waste Management Heavy transport industry urged to drive used oil recycling

The South African trucking industry is estimated to generate in excess of seven million litres of used oil every year. This is a vast amount of harmful contaminant that could potentially make its way into our environment. A long-distance truck can hold anywhere between 10 to 20 litres of engine oil and, according to Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)’s statistics, …

The dangers of used oil on farms

As a result of old-fashioned farming practices, contaminated oil is dripping into agricultural land across South Africa and contaminating our groundwater and rivers. Unsustainable practices In many farming communities in South Africa, habitual practices that have been carried out on farms for generations, are often not environmentally friendly and sustainable. These include using used motor lubricating oil as a wood …

Oil change – What happens to used lubricating oil in South Africa?

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

Keep used oil out of the environment

SELF-EMPLOYED mechanics operating in urban township areas of the Western Cape and Gauteng seem to be enjoying booming business if a recent research survey is anything to go by. The ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment) recently commissioned an in-depth survey on independent mechanics informally operating from their homes in Langa, Khayelitsha, Phillipi, Mitchells Plain, Soweto and Alexandra, and …

Used oil on South African farms polluting the environment

Contaminated oil is dripping into our agricultural land across South Africa, contaminating our groundwater and rivers as a result of old-fashioned farming practices. Agriculture generates millions of litres of used oil Commercial farming relies heavily on technology and mechanisation – which in turn relies on the use of motor lubricant oils. It is estimated that South Africa generates an average of 120 …