African Green Oil joins ROSE Foundation in waste oil management

African Green Oil (AGO), a used oil processor that has been in existence since 2008 has joined ROSE Foundation as the newest collector.

AGO was founded by Simon and Jeanette Flicker after they identified a need for an additional processing facility in Cape Town to handle hazardous waste oil with two more facilities in Port Elizabeth and Sasolburg. It collects more than 3 million litres of waste lubricating oil per year which goes to Technoburn, an ISO registered facility which is also an approved ROSE Processor.

“Without regulation, it would be an environmental disaster for our country, and we are proud to be playing our part in ensuring a cradle to grave philosophy,” said Karen Aploon of AGO Cape Town team.  “AGO abides by ISO principles and takes its environmental responsibility very seriously, we pride ourselves on an impeccable level of service and honesty when it comes to dealing with collectors and other role players in the industry.”

“We are pleased to have joined the ROSE Foundation, a highly commendable organisation backed by years of efforts championing the responsible collection of used oil in South Africa,” added Aploon. “The collectors who deliver to us have said that they feel a sense of pride with being affiliated with the ROSE Foundation, as do we. It gives us all the edge and an advantage over unregistered and unscrupulous collectors who do not intend to dispose of their clients’ oil in the safest way via an approved collector.  It has also given the collectors the ability to provide their clients with the correct and required documentation to assure them of safe disposal of their oil. The support received from ROSE has been generous and we have all been grateful for the assistance with sanitisers, masks, vehicle stickers, training and the Sumpy’s.”

“We are very pleased to welcome African Green Oil to the growing ROSE Foundation family and look forward to working with them towards a cleaner environment for future generations,” says Bubele Nyiba, CEO of ROSE.  “It is ROSE’s goal to meaningfully engage with all players in the lubricants sector across South Africa so that together we can ensure our industry is focused on protecting the environment.”