In the video above, the reporter sheds light on the critical issue of oils and greases from cooking in food establishments seeping into sewers, causing a myriad of environmental, health, and economic problems. To tackle these issues, local laws like Dubai Municipality’s Order Number Eight of 2002 mandate food establishments to install grease traps and regularly clean them to mitigate these problems. Moreover, the municipality has enlisted several private cleaning companies to manage these traps, transport residual waste, and facilitate yellow grease collection.
Furthermore, these treatment plants employ a chemical process that effectively transforms oils and grease from food waste into valuable resources.
This process yields vegetable oils, solid matter, and water suitable for irrigation purposes. The recycled materials can then be repurposed to create fuels, fertilizers, and various other products, illustrating the potential of recycling grease and cooking oil to alleviate environmental strain and generate useful resources.
The reporter emphasizes how adhering to regulations regarding grease traps in food establishments is crucial not only for preventing blockages in sewer systems but also for facilitating grease collection and turning what was once waste into valuable materials that can be repurposed. This showcases the potential benefits of recycling oils and grease from cooking in the larger scheme of environmental sustainability and resource generation.