The Barcelona Olipot Helps Households Dispose of Grease

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Mar 12, 2011 • References: w3.bcnt & treehugger
Many don't think much about it, but dumping oil down the drain isn't just unwise for your plumbing. The Barcelona Olipot scheme is planning to give away a free grease bucket to all households as a way to collect the crude substance for reuse.

The simple countertop container has been designed so that after you cook, your olive oil or your vegetable oil can be poured inside easily. A filter within it separates bits of food from the liquid, and in all it will store up to 750mL of leftover grease.

The Barcelona Olipot has a tight lid with a handle, making it convenient to carry to neighborhood recycling stations. In an attempt to get more of the population accruing oil to raise the existing recycling rate from the present 2.5 percent, a simple receptacle like the Barcelona Olipot will make the paint, biodiesel and soap industries more sustainable.

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