U.S. Foodservice Helps Green Trucking Fleet
Vending Market Watch reports that U.S. Foodservice has bought WVO Industries' assets and now runs a operation that changes waste vegetable oil to bio-diesel. The bio-diesel is then used to fuel hundreds of food delivery trucks, significantly reducing carbon emissions.
Love deep-friend food in restaurants? Restaurant owners, customers, and the U.S. Foodservice can now work together to increase the sustainability of the delivery chain that feeds the deep-fryer. As long as recycling waste cooking oil is easy, reliable, and saves restaurants money, there are few reasons not to replicate this program in as many cities across the U.S. as possible. AROSE (Association for Restaurant Owners for a Sustainable Earth) is another organization that collects waste cooking oil from restaurants for recycling.
The problem is, recycling used cooking oil from households is still a hassle these days. How many of us have a deep-fryer at home and whether we use it regularly or not, there's not a convenient and easy way to get the used oil picked up or dropped off for recycling. Most of us know not to pour used cooking oil into the kitchen sink because cooking oil and kitchen grease in the plumbing is the number one cause of stopped up sewer pipes. Many cities and regions across the United States offer oil recycling services. Contact your local government to find out the options for disposing of the oil. Some municipalities offer drop-off locations, and others offer curbside pick-up. All collected waste oil will be taken to a recycling center to begin processing for future use.
Earth911.com has a useful page on recycling cooking oil for those who have used cooking oil to dispose of.