‘Recycle cooking oil’ plea

10:34 09 April 2014

Cooking oil

Cooking oil

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Almost a third of Exmouth’s householders are dumping waste cooking oil – a sustainable source of energy – down the sink.

And according to a YouGov poll most Exmouth adults think that the water company picks up the bill should a drain become blocked, when its the homeowner who foots the bill.

The average household throws away a teacup of waste cooking oil every month, when this valuable resource could be recycled into clean electricity.

However, 57 per cent of people would be likely to take their waste cooking oil to their local household waste recycling centre if only they knew where it was.

Ian Collins, managing director of Living Fuels, operates 500 waste cooking oil collection tanks – the biggest national network – located at recycling centres throughout the UK.

“Around 80 per cent of the UK population is within a 15-minute drive of a waste cooking oil recycling site, among the best coverage in the world,” said Ian.

“The bad news is that the hard core of 28 per cent of adults in Exmouth are still putting waste cooking oil down the drain – it hasn’t budged.

“We will not rest until every British householder appreciates their old cooking oil is a precious resource, knows where to recycle it and adopts the ‘stop and think, not down the sink’ habit.

“Not only will they avoid costly drain blockage repairs but they’ll also be doing their bit to build a sustainable source of energy.”

Find your nearest waste cooking oil recycling facility at www.livingfuels.co.uk or go to the Salterton Road recycling centre.

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