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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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The Prince of Wales – Refreshing our business values

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales made a speech yesterday about reforming capitalism. It reminded me of our business values and inspired me.

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Wandsworth benefit from domestic Used Cooking Oil Collection

Proper Oils project manager, Nick & new metal used cooking oil collection vessel

Several resident communities in the borough of Wandsworth are now taking advantage of our convenient service that enables householders to simply and easily collect and recycle their used cooking oils (UCOs), and fats.

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Sewer blocked by large Pooh (and cooking oil)

Screengrab of BBC webpage on blocked Scottish sewers story

Who would have thought that a story about cooking oil and blocked sewers in Scotland would be the most read and shared on the BBC yesterday.

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Household Cooking Oil Recycling – Innovation in practice

100 percent open logo

The UK’s first community recycling scheme for household used cooking oils was launched earlier this year by Proper Oils. This has been successfully established with the help of the prize money we won by being selected as a finalist for NESTA’s “Waste Reduction Challenge”. As part of our award, support has been provided from innovation consultants 100% Open, who we met recently to discuss the project.

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Unblocking the Community is launched

Unblocking the Community with Proper Oils logo

Proper Oils launches its community-based project to tackle the greasy problem of domestic used cooking oils.

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Proper Oils recruits Project Manager for Unblocking the Community

Unblocking the Community

Proper Oils is launching Unblocking The Community, a unique way for householders to recycle the waste cooking oil and fat.

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Nesta’s Waste Reduction Challenge

In November, Proper Oils was told that we had been selected as a semi-finalist in the Waste Reduction Challenge, by Nesta in conjunction with the Cabinet Office. The Waste Reduction Challenge Prize is a competition to encourage social innovations (new

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