In the UK, we have the benefit of having an effective and efficient waste system. Unlike some other, less developed countries, the Victorians...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.
Top 10 Tempting Things to Flush that You Know You Shouldn’t
There has been a lot of advice over the past few years, encouraging both businesses and domestic properties to only flush what they call the three P's - Pee, Poo and Paper. This is because there has been an increasing number of incidents of un-flushable items ending up blocking sewers such as the famous ‘fatbergs’. As a business, it is important to know what you can and cannot flush down the toilet and sinks, because there have been a number of companies fined for allowing FOG (Fat, Oil, Grease) to enter the wastewater system. However, it is important that domestic premises also follow these rules to avoid any potential problems with the water supply and do their bit to prevent fatbergs from forming. Here is a list of the top 10 tempting things to flush that you know you shouldn’t.
How Is Corona Virus a Threat to Our Sewer Systems?
Coronavirus is moving fast. Alongside surges in the numbers of detected cases, and calls for lockdowns in cities across the world, supermarkets in the UK are currently facing panic buying on an unprecedented scale. Alongside mass-sales of hand sanitisers and soap, packs of toilet roll have been flying off the shelves of British supermarkets, too. But, while stockpiling soaps and sanitisers has been rightly condemned, the sinister consequences of this sales trend are nothing to scoff at. It could well spell disaster for our sewers.
The Truth About Fatbergs
We Brits love our food fast and fried – with England alone being fit to burst with nearly 60,000 fast-food joints. As we gorge on endless pizzas, fish and chips and Chinese takeaways, the businesses which we pay to produce our deep-fried mains, snacks and sides are churning out thousands upon thousands of tonnes of fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste. And that’s not to mention Britain’s 27 million households, tens of thousands of restaurants, pubs, and canteens (to be found in offices, schools, hospitals and prisons up and down the country) – who all contribute their fair share of FOG. Where does it all go? The answer to that question is one which many of us would rather ignore.
How Are Commercial Catering Equipment Manufacturers Tackling Fatbergs?
From fast food joints to fine-dining restaurants, food businesses are being called upon to take on the FOG problem and ensure that they are doing the very best they can do to make fatbergs a thing of the past. But, while food businesses can ensure their grease management practices are up to scratch and invest in some quality equipment – it’s the producers of that catering equipment who have the real power to solve the fatberg problem once and for all. So: what are commercial catering equipment manufacturers doing to tackle fatbergs?
Getting Ahead of Spring Cleaning – Review your Grease Management
Running a busy catering business has many demands that need to be met. Not only do you need to provide the best service to your customers, but you must also ensure that your premises and in particular, your kitchen, is up to standard. However, sometimes, with the demands of a busy business, some of these routines can be delayed or missed such as dealing with the way you handle fats and grease. With Spring fast approaching, it is the ideal time to review procedures like your grease cleaning schedule and see what measures need to be improved.