Trucking industry pressed to recycle oil properly

In a move to curb contaminants the South African road freight industry has been urged to properly store and collect used oil for recycling. More than seven million litres of used oil are generated by the trucking industry each year, a significant number considering that just one litre of used oil can contaminate one million litres of water. And according …

Independent mechanics urged to 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 …

Integrating circular-economy approach to waste oil holds promise

Moving towards a more circular economy – which is based on the principle of using, recycling, and reusing in an (almost) closed loop – could deliver opportunities including reduced pressures on the environment, enhanced security of supply of raw materials, increased competitiveness, innovation, growth and jobs, says oil recycling foundation Recycling Oil Saves The Environment (Rose) Foundation CEO Bubele Nyiba. South …

The future imagined for used oil sees SA embracing a closed loop economy

South Africa needs to move towards a more circular economy and away from the traditional focus on diversion from water and soil resources.  Moving towards a more circular economy – which is based on the principle of using, recycling, and reusing in an (almost) closed loop – could deliver opportunities including reduced pressures on the environment; enhanced security of supply …

Olegra Oil Empowering BBB-EE Business And Changing Lives

The importance of BBB-EE business strategies and restructured business ownership is a well-known reality in South Africa, that few organisations have succeeded in. However, in the used oil industry, Olegra Oil has made a real difference in the lives of the previously disadvantaged, while building a profitable business model. Olegra Oil is an example of what is possible when businesses …

The importance of proper spent oil disposal

Anton Niemann, GM Shell Lubricants, explains how the disposal of used motor oil the wrong way has the potential to pollute the environment, noting that we need to recover and recycle as much of it as possible. With engine lubricant technology ever-changing to give customers the best possible protection and performance, the need for crude oil in place of synthetic …

The ROSE Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Of Success In Used Oil Recycling

More than 1.5 billion litres of hazardous used motor oil has been kept out of the environment, thanks to the efforts of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment) which celebrates 25 years of successfully driving the responsible recycling of used lubricating oil.ROSE, a non-profit organisation that was established by the major lubricant manufacturers and distributors in South Africa, is an …