Pouring oil on recycle symbolWith wastage continuing to increase in the different areas of the world, the need to recycle becomes even more prominent. As such, even the previously ignored aspects, such as recycling used oil, are now being given more attention, in the hopes of adding to the betterment of the environment.

Here are three ways one can help in the fight against wastage of good oil.

Waste becomes reusable components

Many people forget that used oil recycling is a process already practised in many parts of the world. This is because the benefits of recycling far outweigh the benefits, such as transforming the waste to becoming reusable components.

Recycling plants can process and separate the different components of oil to transform it into new products. These can include vegetable oil, soap production, fertiliser, biodiesel, biosolids, and even water for irrigation.

New fuel created for your car

Modern technologies have now made it easier to recycle refined oil, which people use for automobiles. The more complex process of refining oil has enabled more refineries to recycle oil, thereby reducing imported oil and the environmental footprint, and using less energy to recycle oil for automobiles.

Recycling oil collection made easier

There are many players involved in improving the used oil recycling practice. While end-consumers are encouraged to be mindful of the little ways they can recycle petroleum products, a good bulk of the movement concerns oil resellers and retailers.

Resellers should advise their consumers of the sites where they can accept used oil. At the same time, retailers who sell products with 20 litres or less oil should have a no-charge site for customers to bring back used oil.

Recycling oil and recycling, in general, should be easy enough given the parameters given by the government. All it takes is an extra push for the sectors involved so it can become a regular habit.