No used cooking oil recycling in the London Mayor’s Draft Environment Strategy

Green London

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the Draft London Environment Strategy in August. It has bold aims to tackle the problem of London’s air, which the report says is so dirty that it breaches legal limits – more than 9,000 Londoners currently

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Why Proper Oils pays its staff the London Living Wage

Stacks of coins

Proper Oils has been a proud Living Wage employer since 2015. The Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by 3,500 employers across the UK who “believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair

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5 ways a grease trap can help your food business and prevent fatbergs

Grease trap grille

Remember the Whitechapel fatberg? Not one of the food outlets in the nearby street had a working grease trap to catch fats, oils and grease from entering the sewage system, according to a survey by Thames Water. Here’s how a

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Customer case study: Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey

Pennyhill Park Hotel

We’ve been collecting the waste cooking oil from Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, Surrey since 2012. A member of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, Pennyhill Park is a five red-star hotel – indicating it’s the crème de la crème among

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Tighter carbon targets for the biodiesel industry – update

UK motorway at sunset

Back in July, we revealed how we were lobbying government for tighter carbon targets for the biodiesel industry. And there has been a development (although we’re pretty sure we can’t take the credit for this).

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Collecting waste cooking oil from Bestival festival

Bestival festival in Lulworth Castle, Dorset 2017

Proper Oils recently collected the waste cooking oil from Bestival music festival, on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. With 35,000 visitors, four days of music, and food outlets galore – from steak to seafood and vegetarian delicacies – there was

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The monster fatberg reminding us to recycle waste cooking oil

Monster fatberg in Whitechapel

The recent news about the ‘monster’ fatberg in the sewers of east London is a startling – and rather grisly – reminder of why we shouldn’t pour used cooking oil down the drain.

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How does tree-planting help reduce global warming?

  We’ve just achieved ‘beyond carbon neutral’ status at Proper Oils used cooking oil collection services. You can read more about this in our blog post of last week: introducing beyond-carbon neutral used cooking oil collections. As well as cutting

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Introducing ‘beyond carbon neutral’ used cooking oil collections

Beautiful scenery showing woodland and water

We’re very proud to say that we have reached a bit of a milestone. For a long time, we have wanted to do more than just delete our carbon footprint – we wanted to increase the rate at which carbon

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7 ways to manage your restaurant’s food waste and have a more sustainable kitchen

top tips for managing your food waste

If you’re working in the hospitality industry, you’ll know that there is a fair amount of food wastage – not just from customers failing to clean their plates, but in the food preparation areas too. According to WRAP, a charity

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