Category: Sustainability

How we recycle your waste cooking oil packaging

Yes, we recycle your waste cooking oil. But that isn’t the only thing we recycle. We are happy to also take away your old tin, box and plastic packaging that contained your fresh oil for recycling – so you don’t

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How to create a sustainable menu for your restaurant

Chef slicing vegetables in a restaurant kitchen

Launching a sustainable menu for your restaurant can seem like a minefield. There’s food waste and food provenance to think about, all mixed up with simple cost concerns – after all, whatever you do has to make sense economically for

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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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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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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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Customer case study: collecting waste cooking oil from Blacklock restaurant in London

Photo of Blacklock restaurant in City

If you love meat, Blacklock is a carnivore’s paradise. A popular, busy restaurant with sites in both London’s City and Soho, its signature dish are meat chops, flattened with irons and seared over charcoal. The Soho site has also become

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