Working together to keep oil away from the environment

There has been a fair amount of news about recycling in automotive-related industries. Most of it has been about the demise of Redisa, the tyre recycling agency. But what about waste oil? Working together to keep oil away from the environment Those who generate more than 20kg of hazardous waste a day are required to register on the National Waste …

ROSE FOUNDATION – PROTECTING OUR DWINDLING WATER RESOURCES

There are many reasons that attribute to the growing water crisis in South Africa. Climate change and rising temperatures are making droughts more frequent and severe, with potentially devastating consequences for agriculture, water supply and human health. This phenomenon is already being observed in the Western Cape, with Cape Town currently facing the very real threat of running out of …

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 …

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 …