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 …

How A Pair Of Stained Takkies Led A Young SA Entrepreneur To His Calling

A pair of prized All Star takkies ruined by old engine oil was how Moses Mokgosi’s passion for the proper disposal of used lubricant oil started. Moses was only 14 when he became aware of the problem of used oil not being disposed of correctly. He was visiting a friend when he accidentally soaked his first pair of All Star takkies in used oil from a five litre container which was …

RECYCLING USED OIL – FUELLING THE ECONOMY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

350 million litres of new lubricant oil is sold in South Africa every year. This new oil is a combination of locally manufactured, as well as imported lubes. Of all the oil that is sold, approximately150 million litres becomes used oil, of which 120 million litres is collectable for recycling. Retrieving and recycling this product has proved to be a …

A woman in a man’s world: Single mom celebrates a decade of success!

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male-dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils and spends her days collecting used motor oil. Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. One litre of used oil, containing cancer causing carcinogens and harmful compounds, can contaminate one million litres of water. In South Africa, about 350 …

The eco-warriors of the oil business

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs who are not only making a living, but who are also making a difference to the environment. One litre of used oil, containing cancer causing carcinogens and harmful compounds, can contaminate one million litres of water. …