Meet the Eco-Warriors of the oil business in South Africa

Eco-entrepreneurs are making a living in South Africa by collecting and transporting used oil – which is a hazardous waste. 1 litre of used oil can contaminate 1 million litres of water and so it is essential that this common by-product of most mechanised processes is kept out of the environment! Johannesburg, South Africa – Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous …

Managing used oil in the construction industry

The Waste Act is systematically making industry sectors responsible for managing the waste the produce, and the construction industry is no exception. But besides building and demolition waste, the industry needs to take responsibility for other waste streams, such as used oil. Used lubricant oil, a common by-product of mechanised processes in the construction and earth moving industry, contains harmful …