By recycling waste cooking oil you are protecting environment!

By recycling waste cooking oil you are protecting environment!

By recycling waste cooking oil (WCO) into cleaning products, you are protecting nature as well as finding a way to make some extra money by selling them! Yes, that's the idea! Keep on reading because you will love those tips! 

"It only takes a liter of oil to contaminate up to a million liters of water! We all know that oil and water do not mix. Oil creates a film that prevents regular oxygenation of the water, which can lead to the asphyxiation of marine organisms!"

If waste cooking oil (WCO) is poured down drains or released into nature, it can pollute water treatment systems and the environment. Oil waste can also harm animals. Besides WCO may be pretty harmful if swallowed directly!

However, you can switch this lousy scenario by producing safe personal care products to yourself or for sale! 

6 furniture pieces that can be cleaned using waste cooking oil:

  1. Wooden furniture: To make your own furniture brand new again, just add 2 cups of vegetable oil or virgin olive oil with 1 lemon juice. Mix and apply to furniture, wiping with a soft cloth. Your furniture is going to be an earring! 

  2. Wicker furniture: This type of furniture tends to get dry or being cracked very easily. To keep it always preserved, heat some vegetable or sunflower oil and brush the whole piece with it. Then pass a cloth to ensure that the oil is well absorbed.

  3. Cast iron pots: to wash these pans more easily, preventing them from getting leftover food attached, prepare a paste based on coarse salt and vegetable oil, rub throughout the pan and then wash normally with hot water.

  4. Stainless steel surfaces: To ensure shine on any stainless steel surface, pour some virgin olive oil into a soft cloth and pull the shine. This sure a green cleaning without any toxic products!

  5. Leather shoes: if you have skin shoes marked and scratched by use, apply a drop of vegetable oil to a cloth and rub on the leather shoes until the marks disappear. Then pull the shine with a dry, soft cloth. 

  6. Painted hands: one of the easiest and most ecological ways to remove paint from your hands is to rub them with a little vegetable oil before washing with soap.

Waste cooking oil is also generated on a large scale by hotels and restaurants due to deep fryers.

"According to the Energy Information Administration in the United States capita, about 378 million liters of waste cooking oil can be generated in the USA per day."

Facts about WCO:

  • Clean waste cooking oil is sold to the market by various companies at a determined market price.

  • Most waste cooking oil generated is utilized by companies for the production of biodiesel.

  • There are many applications of waste cooking oil that are not yet exploited commercially large scale compared to biodiesel.

  • Waste cooking oil can be used as a source of energy for various other applications such as hydrogen gas production, pyrolytic oil production, electricity generation.

  • Some chemical processes may also convert waste cooking oil to commercially important products such as bio-lubricants, graces, resins, biodegradable polymers.

Help nature and help yourself!

Find out more about the most possible applications of WCO oil which can be applied on household, small or even large scale.

By Marco Veado - THINK GREEN

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