Grease traps are currently in use in kitchens across the country, intercepting fats, oils and grease (FOGs) before they make it out through w...Read more
Here, we dive in to various areas of information surrounding the grease management industry as a whole, as well as certain deep dives into special areas of interest.
Watch this space! We regularly update this area to help clear the fog of uncertainty surrounding these subjects.
The True Cost of a Grease Trap
The FOG problem is pollution pure and simple: fatbergs make sewer overflows more likely and so make it more likely that raw sewage will end up being sent straight in our waterways. A high quality grease trap, maintained in good working order, can be relied upon to help stop such overflows from happening – cutting down on the environmental costs of our national love of fried fast food. What’s more, a good trap can be relied upon to protect you from financial penalties: as each berg costs water companies £100,000 to remove and, increasingly, those costs are being passed onto food businesses deemed to be at fault. All in all, grease traps are great. But many people are still asking: are they really worth it?
Could Oil Banks Help to Fight Fatbergs?
Fats, oils and grease (FOGs) are still making it down our drains and into our sewers where they cool and coagulate, mixing with wet wipes and other solid matter to form fatbergs over time. Not only do these fatbergs make it much more likely for our drains to overflow, sending raw sewage straight into our waterways, but each fatberg also costs £100,000 for water companies to remove.
Rethinking the Usual Suspects
Fatbergs seem to be forming everywhere. Across the country, fats, oils and grease (FOG) are slipping and sliding down drains and into our sewers where they cool and solidify into huge sewer-blocking masses over time. These discoveries have left many wondering: who’s to blame? Everyone’s got an idea of who to point the finger at, but, as with any finger-pointing, the reality is often more complicated than it seems.
What Should I Do If My Grease Trap Leaks?
Grease traps are not meant to leak. If yours is spewing waste water across your kitchen floor, you’ll need to do something about it sharpish – before reflecting on what caused this costly catastrophe. For those of you knee-deep in FOG, we’ll start quickly, by addressing the priority.
Title: New Strategies for Tackling Fatbergs in 2020 and Beyond
The fatberg problem is huge: out of the 200,000 sewer blockages in the UK each year, 75% are caused by fats, oils and grease (FOGs). So, let’s think about what the future might hold for the fight against FOG – and what that future needs to look like if we are going to crack the problem once and for all.