For the festive season 2014, British supermarkets Sainsburys and Waitrose, together with water companies nationwide took an initiative to spare the sewer systems from blockages caused by cooking oil poured down the drains, an issue particularly urgent at this time of the year. All customers pre-ordering turkeys received an EkoFunnel to help collect fat, oil and grease from their Christmas roast.
Possibility of collection is offered at some of the supermarkets, otherwise households are recommended to throw bottle in the bin. Sainsbury’s head of sustainability Paul Crewe said: “We’re proud to be distributing over 130,000 fat traps and funnels nationwide this year. As well as keeping Britain’s waste water network flowing, the cooking oil and fat captured from your roast this Christmas could be turned into bio-fuel to power vehicles.”