Cooking oil is an essential component in commercial kitchens. According to an estimate, UK restaurants produce around 50-90 million litres of used cooking oil each year. If not disposed of properly, the effects of oil pollution on the nature and environment could be devastating. Some people simply pour used cooking oil down the drain instead of properly recycling it. However, this is an unhealthy practice that not only clogs pipes but increases the risk of harming natural resources like soil and water system as well. Even if the oil breaks down in the water, it uses a large amount of oxygen in the process, hence reducing oxygen in the waterways for wildlife.
Thus, takeaways and restaurants should properly recycle used cooking oil to make it a beneficial and environmentally friendly resource. Recycling used cooking protects your commercial kitchen from grease, keeps your drain from clogging, and ensures that waste products are not posing any harm to water systems. By protecting your kitchen and sewage system, recycling also protects your staff and customers from potential health risks as trapped oil and fats can create hazardous fumes and may carry bacteria and pathogens.
In fact, all restaurants across the UK are legally required to recycle their used cooking oil to ensure improved sustainability, and FusionPOS is dedicated to helping its partners keep their kitchens clean and eco-friendly. In this whitepaper, we are going to share some insider tips to help takeaways properly recycle the used cooking oil and make their kitchen safer for their staff, customers, and the environment.