Category: Environmental

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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Improving vehicle performance and efficiency when delivering and collecting cooking oil

blue tree program improving vehicle performance and efficiency

All of our lorries have a piece of hardware fitted to help us improve vehicle performance and efficiency when delivering and collecting cooking oil. This magic box is supplied by Blue Tree Systems, and it does some impressive things. Firstly, it tracks the vehicle

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5 days left to watch “Before the Flood”, Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary

National Geographic Before the Flood

National Geographic have produced a hard hitting documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio about climate change and its rapid effects.

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Choosing the ‘Proper’ electricity supplier

For the first time in over four years, Proper Oils has been able to choose its electricity supplier, which is very exciting. As a green business in the renewables sector, we know a bit about this, and did our research to make sure

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Hounslow, a fatberg hot spot

London Borough of Hounslow

The London borough of Hounslow has been shamed as a fatberg hotspot. Local news website getwestlondon.co.uk recently published an article showing grim photographs of the consequences of throwing the wrong things down our drains, forming the obstructions perfectly described as fatbergs. Sanitary items, wet wipes –

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Waste carrier registration

Environment Agency logo

Proper Oils waste carrier registration number has changed to CBDU94184 Every 3 years the Environment Agency require waste companies to renew their registration as a waste carrier or broker of waste. The information is entered in the register which they

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Trialling a Green Hybrid lorry for used cooking oil collections

Trialing Green Hybrid lorry for used cooking oil collections

Proper Oils is always trying to minimise our environmental impact when we deliver and collect cooking oil for recycling. To do this we are trialling a green hybrid lorry for used cooking oil collections. This is manufactured by Mitsubishi, and

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Don’t feed the fatberg

Bin it logo from Thames Water

This is a taster of the Thames Water infographic explaining what we should be flushing down the loo and pouring down the drain as part of their ‘Bin it – don’t block it’ campaign. Cooking fats, along with household items such as wet

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