Oil Care Campaign

ORA are a supporter of the Oil Care Campaign, The Oil Care Campaign (OCC) is a joint initiative between the UK environmental regulators, trade and professional bodies and industry.

Oils play a vital part in our daily lives, as fuels, lubricants and manufacturing or cooking ingredients. If even a small amount of this oil is spilled it can impact on our water, plant and wildlife resources. Oil pollution is reported to our environmental regulators over 3000 times every year. This not only damages the environment, but can affect the reputation of the oil industry. It can cost thousands of pounds to clean-up oil pollution and incidents may result in lost time, money and disruption for businesses.

The Oil Care Campaign aims to:

  1. To develop and provide guidance for domestic, commercial and industrial users on the safe handling, storage and recovery of oils, to reduce the environmental impact of spills from poor practices in the storage, use and disposal of oils.
  2. To promote improved infrastructure for the collection of used oil from the public.
  3. To raise awareness of oil recovery through promotion of the Oil Care Code, the Oil Bank Information Line (03708 506 506), the Oil Bank website (www.oilbankline.org.uk) and provision of Oil Care information on oil product packaging, in car maintenance manuals, oil storage tanks etc.

Visit www.oilcare.org.uk to find out more about the campaign and how you can support.