Give the Gift of Clean Seas this Christmas

Wed, 2017-12-13 11:20

This festive season we're asking people all across the UK to help keep our beaches clean by making sure all their leftover cooking fats and oils are put in the bin rather than poured down the sink.

Lots of people will be making a delicious (but greasy) meal on the 25th of December so it’s the perfect time to start a new habit. Even with hot water and washing up liquid, fat from your Christmas roast soon sets hard in the cold pipes if you pour it down the sink. In the depths of the sewage system, the fat mixes with other unflushable items like wet wipes and sanitary products, resulting in large ‘fatbergs’.

The fatbergs then clog the sewerage pipes and stop the wastewater reaching the treatment works as it should. This means the risk of sewage spilling out into homes, streets, rivers and seas is substantially increased, and its not something anyone wants!

However, this is easily addressed. Make sure you follow these simple steps this Christmas and give the gift of clean rivers and seas for 2018 and beyond:

1.      Scrape or pour leftover fat from roasting trays and pans into a heat resistant container then recycle or bin it once cooled

2.      Wipe out grease left in pans with kitchen roll before washing

3.      Use a sink strainer to catch any greasy food scraps

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