Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do not pour cooking oil down the drain

Iceberg, Greenland
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
A city of 100,000 people produce over 300,000 liters of wastewater everyday. Before returning to nature, this dirty water must first be cleaned in a treatment plat.

Avoid pouring food oils in the sink: vinaigrette, oil from tuna cans and oil used for frying as they form a film on water that interferes with the functioning of water treatment plants by suffocating the bacteria that remove pollution. It is better to put used cooking fat aside in a closed plastic container that, once full, can be discarded with other non-recyclable waste.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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