FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste is a major issue in our modern cities and industrialized world. People are eating out more than they have in previous generations, and food preferences now include a wide variety of fried foods. While these changes in behavior seem innocent enough, these new habits come at a cost to the environment and our clean water supply.
Fried food isn’t going anywhere—and neither is the fat, oil and grease it uses and produces. Fried food itself isn’t the problem, it is how we dispose of the oil we use or the grease produced after cooking such food items. Due to lack of awareness, people often rinse pans full of fat, oil and grease right down the kitchen sink drain. This is where the problem lies.
When FOG waste makes its way into our home’s plumbing, city sewer lines and water treatment facilities it causes major problems. FOG waste floats down your drain as a liquid, but quickly solidifies in your pipes and city sewer lines, causing buildup and restricting the flow of sewage. When pipes become completely clogged, this sewage is no longer able to drain properly and spills out into your home and comes up through street drains and manholes. When raw sewage flows into the environment, the delicate ecosystem is damaged and our drinking water becomes contaminated.
Current water industry education and prevention tactics focus on commercial sources, such as restaurants. However, “around three quarters of the fats, oils and greases in sewers comes from domestic sources, making household disposal a key priority for change”. (City Metric)
Proper Disposal of FOG Waste is as Simple as 1-2-3
After you enjoy a delicious meal, it is time to clean up. While no one particularly enjoys the cleanup process, it must get done. The Grease Hero was designed to not only be easy to use, but quick as well.
Place the Grease Hero into your kitchen sink drain.
Pour the cooled FOG (fats, oils and grease) from your pan directly into the drain guard.
Don’t worry, the Drain Guard absorbs the fat, oil and grease within one minute, ensuring that none of it slips down your kitchen sink drain.
Throw the entire drain guard into your trash can.
These three simple steps will keep your plumbing healthy, fatbergs at bay and our environment clean.
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