When he started Grub Cycle in 2016, a social enterprise that allows consumers to buy surplus food from F&B establishments and supermarkets at accessible prices to reduce food waste, Redza learned about the importance of disposing used cooking oil properly. Every year, approximately 500,000 tonnes of used cooking oil in Malaysia makes its way back into the environment without adequate waste treatment, leading to clogged sewage pipes and the pollution of our lakes, rivers and oceans.
That is why Redza banded together with his fellow Grub Cycle colleagues, Nina Alias and Ashaari Rahmat, to introduce OiLilin, an innovative solution that creates a win-win for all. This company recycles used cooking oil from restaurants in Malaysia and turns them into eco-friendly, non-toxic candles that smell of fig milk, blueberries, jasmine, cinnamon and more.
OiLilin's candles create a calm and relaxing atmosphere at home, while benefitting local restauranteurs and most importantly, the environment.