The Rubbish Collection at the Science Museum

The Science Museum has a new two-part exhibition about rubbish

It introduces itself as “Discover the beauty, value and volume of ‘rubbish’ we produce in this unique two-part exhibition, which traces the journey of waste generated by the Museum over 30 days, as part of our Climate Changing programme”.

One of the waste streams produced by the museum is cooking oil, so they contacted us at Proper Oils HQ to find out how much waste cooking oil is produced and what happens to the waste.

We were happy to help, and Proper Oils is providing 40 litres of Glycerol – a by-product of refining the waste cooking oil into biodiesel – for Phase Two of the exhibition.  This phase highlights that the things we throw away do not simply disappear – here they will instead be transformed to showcase the value and beauty that can be found in waste we produce.

Proper Oils is proud to collect the Used Vegetable Oil from The Science Museum’s caterer’s, Benugo’s, and from many more of the finest museums in the capital, such as its neighbours The Natural History Museum, and the V&A.  It was very interesting to attend the launch of such a fascinating exhibition last week.

If you’re a museum with waste cooking oil that needs an reliable waste oil collection service please get in touch – 020 88949476 or

Read an introduction to the project on the Science Museum’s own blog here

Find out details about the exhibition here

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