Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Drainage Oil Recycled
In China. FOG (fat, oil and grease) interceptors are being looted for "drainage oil" to be refined and recycled. The report says that the oil recyclers pay to the restaurants for allowing to collect the oil, and sell it for 3 yuan a liter (instead of 9 yuan for fresh oil). Fresh "virgin" soya oil costs about 1 dollar in Israel too, but the restaurant owner has to pay about 1500 shekel (400 dollars) for interceptor cleanup and disposal in "Lipodan", the recycling monopoly. In Israel, the Ministry of Health sometimes demands to see the receipts of the legal disposal of the oil. And I dont think that restaurants would risk using low quality oil. It is not an important expense.