We are excited to share that Grease Hero (FOG Safe LLC) is a Finalist in the Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards. Grease Hero has been included in the “Commitment to Green” category for our continued work in protecting the environment from cooking oil and grease pollution.
How does cooking oil and grease pollute?
Whether you live in a city center or a suburb, the way you dispose of used cooking oil and grease matters. Rinsing a pan of cooking oil and grease down the kitchen sink might seem harmless enough to you. Many people probably do not even give it a second thought. However, disposing of cooking oil and grease this way creates major problems for you and your neighborhood.
For instance, if you rinse a pan of grease down your kitchen sink and all of your neighbors do the same thing after cooking a meal, that is a lot of cooking oil and grease making its way into your local sewer network. The cooking oil and grease rinsed down the sinks will adhere and coat the inside of the sewer and slowly begin to restrict the flow of wastewater (thus creating a fatberg). Once the wastewater is no longer able to pass through, it will have now where to go except back up into your homes, the neighborhood and nearby waterways. Read more about the impact of this pollution on the environment here: The Surprising Impact of Cooking Oil and Grease on Waterways.
About the Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards
Pacific Edge magazine is a cutting-edge business and lifestyle publication featuring up-and-coming business owners, inspiring entrepreneurs and established executives in the state of Hawai‘i.
In 2008, Element Media and Pacific Edge developed an annual awards program to recognize the outstanding accomplishments, dedication and innovation of the local business community.
The first Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards Gala took place in 2011 in conjunction with the publication’s fifth anniversary.
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