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Used Cooking Oil & Water Logging During Rains

Almost every year, the economic capital of India – Mumbai faces water logging issues during rains. Not only Mumbai but many other parts of India face such issues during rains. Most of the time, the common man blames the government or municipal department for not maintaining the drainage system.

As a matter of fact, we all are responsible for such water logging issues and we can control them very effectively. In every household used cooking oil is discarded in the drain. Due to the greasy properties of the used cooking oil, it clogs the entire drainage system. Unfortunately, almost all households are following the same practice of discarding used oil.

It has been found that it kills sea fishes, major water plants, and many corals when this water is disposed of in rivers and open seas, and beaches. The efficiency of Water Purification plants is immensely reduced when water is polluted by used cooking oil. Every passing day, we are clogging the drainage systems and worsening the situation.

The responsible way to discard the used cooking oil is to collect and contribute it to Aris BioEnergy. The used cooking oil that has been collected is then sent to the biodiesel manufacturing plants. Biodiesel generated from used cooking oil can be used in modern cars without engine modifications and it is less pollutant and biodegradable.

In today’s scenario, not only commercial eateries but even individual households need to discard the used cooking oil in a responsible way to control water pollution and other issues like clogging drainage systems. Making our planet greener is our mutual responsibility.

If all these establishments dispose of used cooking oil responsibly, they will contribute to hundreds of tons of biodiesel which is environment friendly and usable. The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued guidance in 2018 on collecting used-cooking oil in a container and contributing it to be converted into environment-friendly biodiesel. The used cooking oil is collected by authorized aggregators/collectors who are duly registered with authorized agencies like the Biodiesel Association of India & the State Biodiesel Board. Disposing of any environment damaging materials into water is a serious and punishable offense under The Water Prevention & Control Act, 1974.

UCO or used cooking oil is useless and cannot be recycled if thrown away irresponsible. But if converted to biodiesel, it is used to make soaps, glycerine, and biodiesel. They have many collection centers in the country. The staff picks up the UCO from your home or restaurant and then collects it into their containers in plants to initiate recycle. You just need to collect used cooking oil into a bottle and cap it tightly to avoid spilling. Your collection can be in 1-liter bottles preferably to keep the quantity in view. Aris has come up with this wonderful concept of a collection of UCO from homes and commercial establishments to avoid hassles.

Let’s be responsible and create a greener planet. For more information, visit