Trafin Oil’s Oil Service Has Been Helping to Protect the Environment for More Than Fifteen Years
You may not have even known there was such a thing as an oil service. Nowadays, however, higher demands are being placed on the environmentally friendly disposal of used cooking oils. Whether you are an individual or a large catering company, Trafin Oil a.s. in Ostrava will take care of your cooking-oil-recycling needs from A to Z.
Since they focus exclusively on the collection and recycling of used cooking oils, they have become true experts in this field. For more than fifteen years they have been steadily growing, thinking and acting ecologically in line with modern regulations (e.g. the Green Deal)—and often are even one step ahead. Their customers are mainly catering companies and restaurants, which are legally obliged to sort and dispose of used oils properly. Trafin Oil works with more than 26,000 such businesses in three countries: the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.
From 2020, municipalities are also obliged to provide citizens with a collection point for the separate collection of edible oils and fats. That is why Trafin Oil launched the třídímolej.cz project in 2020, which focuses primarily on educating citizens of towns and villages on why it is good to recycle oil and how to do it. They also bring high-end services to the municipalities themselves. Interestingly, the COVID period helped the project because people were cooking more at home, so it was the perfect time to teach them how to recycle oil. In the future, lectures for the first grades of primary schools are also planned.
It might seem that oil is only a minor waste component for households and that nothing much happens when it is poured down the sink. But up to two-thirds of these spilled fats get trapped in the drains, clogging them and causing pipe corrosion. This can result in costly treatment and increased sewerage costs.
And why else is it worth recycling the oil and not just pouring it down the drain? The recycling of oils results in the highest CO2 savings compared to the processing of other types of waste, up to 92%. This is the equivalent of one family planting one tree every year by recycling their oil (four litres of oil = planting one tree—of course, it is necessary to sort every year, after every meal that uses oil). Apart from that, cooperation with Trafin Oil saves both time and money for restaurants: simply sign up for regular collection and Trafin Oil will loan a clean barrel, take care of the transport, and deliver new oil.
Of course, it doesn’t end with the collection of the used oil. Trafin Oil recycles it so that it becomes something useful, for example, a bio-component of diesel (there is no need to add fresh edible cooking oil to diesel) or a raw material for the production of recycled aviation fuel.
Despite all this, it is still a relatively small company, but it can be assumed that new colleagues across all departments will be needed in the future. ‘We want people who think like us, who don’t just want to put in their eight hours and be done but want their work to be meaningful to us and our children. We want people who want the results of their work to be visible today. In future, the topic of waste processing and recycling will resonate more and more—we already know how to do it and we do it well’, says Marcela Skokanová of Trafin Oil’s marketing department, describing the company’s ideal candidate.