Cooking oil is one of the most common environmental pollutant that can be easily recycled. Every day, it is used and disposed of in millions of households and commercial kitchens around the world.
However, cooking oil is often poorly disposed and as a result leads to serious environmental pollution and degradation.
There are several methods that we can use to recycle cooking oil for a better and less polluted environment.
Reuse cooking oil
Often, cooking oil is used only once and thrown out. This happens commonly at home but it also happens a lot at commercial kitchens due to their customer’s needs for fresh tasting fried food.
One common way for recycling any product is reusing it. Cooking oil can be reused even with the many factors around it.
To reuse cooking oil efficiently, it is important that it is strained properly to remove any residue of the previous meal it was used to prepare.
Find a recycling partner
With the numerous studies showing that used cooking oil is an environmental pollutant, a similar numerous studies have been conducted to reduce this effect.
As a result, there now exists numerous oil recycling companies that help households and commercial kitchens recycle used cooking oil.
These companies enter into agreements with households and commercial kitchens to collect their used cooking oil. They then turn the collected oil into raw materials for other industries such as agriculture and transport.
You can turn it into a soap
With a little science, a few easily found chemicals you can quickly and easily turn your used cooking oil to soap.
This is a good way to recycle your used cooking oil to ensure that it does not end up at a landfill. You can even buy some perfuming chemicals and create a lovely smelling soap for your family’s use.
In addition, making soap from used cooking oil can be a great income generating hobby.
You can turn it into fuel
Used cooking oil can also be used into fuel. This is the main product from most oil recycling companies.
Once they collect significant amounts of used cooking oil, they then start the process of turning it into something more useful. The used cooking oil is cleaned and filtered and taken through a process that turns it into bio-fuel.
This bio-fuel is a good substitute for the fossil fuel used every day. They then sell it to transport companies keen on conserving the environment by using bio-fuels. Bio-fuels are better for the environment are much cheaper than ordinary fuel.
What are the benefits accrued from recycling used cooking oil?
When you recycle used cooking oil from your household or commercial kitchen, you can easily make money from it. Used cooking oil recycling companies can buy your used cooking oil creating an additional income stream.
In addition, if you can succeed in turning the used cooking oil into soap, you can make great savings on soap. You can also get customers and build an income generating business in the process.
Benefits to the environment
Recycling used cooking oil is beneficial to the environment. When you do not recycle used cooking oil it ends up on landfills and pollutes the environment. In addition, when it is poured down the sink, it clogs the drains. When many households do this, the drainage system is affected which in turn affects the environment at large.
Recycling on the other hand ensures that this does not happen. It turns the used cooking oil into products that do not harm the environment or their users.
The more used oil recycling companies are created, the more jobs they create. Bio-fuel made from recycling cooking oil lowers the cost of fuel for transport companies. This ensures that these transport companies have lower fuel costs and thus can maintain in their employment roll more drivers for their trucks. This ensures that companies using recycled cooking oil can also employ more people easily.