Why recycle cooking oil?

 Soaps made of Recycle cooking oil : An ecological and economical alternative



Recycling consists of transforming used material objects into new products for consumption. This demand only came to be considered essential for the human species after recognizing the countless benefits of these concepts for planet Earth.


The environment, which has already been heavily attacked by social and industrial development, calls for actions that seek to preserve it. Among the materials that pose risks of environmental pollution and, therefore, deserve special attention are the oils used in immersion frying processes  

In homes, industrial and commercial establishments around the planet, frying oils are widely used for food preparation purposes. However, this oil is a product with a fixed period of use, and its residue, generated daily in homes, industries, and establishments, ends up being dumped directly into the water, such as rivers, streams, or simply sinks and toilets, discarded incorrectly, going to water sources, or thrown in landfills, becoming a constituent of garbage, contaminating the soil and the atmosphere.


The dumping of frying oil causes significant environmental impacts: clogging of the sewage network and the malfunctioning of the water treatment stations. 

 Although researchers have already shown that a liter of cooking oil that goes into water contaminates about a million liters of water, environmentalists are only now agreeing that there is no ideal product disposal model, but rather alternatives for its reuse through recycling is the solution to avoid environmental problems.

Production of resin for paints, soap, detergent, fabric softener, soap, glycerin, animal feed, biodiesel, automotive and agricultural machinery lubricant, etc., are some of the leading alternatives for possible reuse of oils from frying processes. However, its use as a raw material in the handcrafted manufacture of soap can be considered the simplest among the other recycling processes.

Here in Amsterdam, there is around 2500 points of frying oil drop points. You can find the point closest to your home 


Or simply contact us we can arrange a pick up. 

 Boavistacircular has recycled 85L of used cooking oil; we intend to recycle much more, together we can create awareness and help reduce our negative impact on  Earth.

Join us in this project





Revista Eletrônica em Gestão, Educação e Tecnologia Ambiental Santa Maria, v. 19, n. 3,set-dez 2015, p. 881-890

Revista do Centro de Ciências Naturais e Exatas – UFSM

ISSN : 22361170




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