TOTAL SUPPORTS RECYCLED OIL
The Rose Foundation - TOTAL supports recycled oil
ROSE stands for Recycling Oil Saves the Environment. ROSE is a non-profit organisation that manages the environmentally acceptable collection, storage and recycling of used lubricating oil in South Africa. The need to create greater environmental awareness for the recycling of used oil led to the establishment of the Rose Foundation in 1994. TOTAL South Africa is one of the 17 members of the foundation.
The environmental work that is undertaken by the Rose Foundation is funded by the members who contribute 5 cents per litre for every litre of new lubricating oil that is sold. In order to create a greater awareness among commerce and industry in the country, for the need to handle used oil in a more environmentally acceptable manner, and to encourage companies that reprocess used oil, the Foundation instituted a major educational campaign in 1999.
Did you know?
One litre of used oil can contaminate one million litres of water. Irresponsible disposal of used oil pollutes our rivers, wetlands and the environment.
To find out more about the activities of The Rose Foundation, visit their website at www.rosefoundation.org.za