Disposing of used oil the wrong way has the potential to pollute the environment. Afro Lube is an eco-enterprise using acknowledged technology to collect,clean and re-refine this waste oil to a good as new condition ready for use.
Motor oil picks up a variety of hazardous contaminants when used in engines. These contaminants include lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, dioxins, benzene and poly-cyclic aromatics. If used motor oil and the contaminants it contains are disposed of inappropriately and released into the environment, they can harm humans, plants, animals, fish and shellfish
Unfortunately, not all used motor oil is disposed of appropriately in Uganda. Used motor oil ends up in landfill when put into containers in household garbage bins and mechanic cut jerrycans. Inappropriate uses of used engine oil include pouring onto weeds, spraying on roads as a dust suppressant, cleaning tools and protecting timber posts and fences from termites. These practices are harmful because the used oil can then enter the soil and leach through to contaminate ground water.
Since Oil is a valuableresource and doesn’t wear out; it just gets dirty. Afro lube re-refines waste engine oil to new base oil later mixed with additives ready to be used again and again.