04 Nov Recycling Food Properly – Cooking Oil
It’s very important to recycle cooking oil, not only for an environmental impact, but also economical! For example, every litre of cooking oil poured away down drains will cost up to 14 pence in water utility bills, as well as the fact that annual bills for clearing blocked drains are totalling £15 million. This cost is then passed back to the customer, raising water utility prices!
Many aren’t actually aware that cooking oil can actually be recycled. Once cooking oil has been used and can’t be used again in cooking, used cooking oil can be collected and turned into fuel for vehicles or heating.
For example, diesel fuel for cars actually has up to 5% bio-diesel generated from recycled used cooking oil!
When translated into energy, one litre of used oil can actually power a phone charger for 1000 hours. That’s the equivalent of enough energy to make 240 cups of tea!
This proves that it’s so important to recycle your waste, especially in a world where our natural resources will inevitably run out!