Our FOG Safe team understands that fatberg prevention starts with community outreach and education. If the community understands the harm being caused by these congealed lumps of fats, oils, grease, food scraps, wet wipes, diapers, etc. and the financial burden it is causing their city and ultimately themselves, we know that people will be eager to change their habits.
Cities around the globe are tackling these ‘giant’ fatbergs with clever awareness campaigns that aim to educate the public. For example:
Massive fatbergs have emerged in locales such as London, New York City, Baltimore, South Carolina, Michigan, New Jersey. You may not have heard anything, since most of them don’t even make the news, but they are a real and growing problem. Recently, a fatberg was discovered in the sewers of a tiny, coastal town in Southwestern England that stretched for 210 feet. (Pacific Standard)
Fats, Oil and Grease
While fatbergs are comprised of a range of (unsightly) items—fats, oils and grease (FOG) are the main culprit. They work to bind the entire fatberg together, which allows it to grow at a rapid rate.
Unfortunately, many people do not know how to properly dispose of FOG and often it is simply rinsed down the kitchen sink. Rinsing a pan of grease down the kitchen sink is bad for your plumbing, it adds to the growing fatberg epidemic and it’s damaging for the environment. Properly and responsibly disposing of fats, oils and grease at both a residential and commercial level is key to preventing fatbergs from growing in city sewers.
Fatberg Prevention Campaigns
The goal of the FOG Safe Drain Guard is to keep fats, oils and grease out of plumbing, city sewers, the environment and ultimately our oceans.
“Don’t Feed the Fatberg”
The FOG Safe Drain Guard is designed to be placed into the top of your kitchen drain or on your countertop. You can quickly and easily pour the used cooking fats, oils or grease (FOG) into it, and then promptly dispose of the entire drain guard, instead of rinsing these harmful contaminants down the kitchen sink. Our FOG Safe Drain Guard is made with recyclable materials to absorb the fats, oils and grease and can be thrown out with your regular garbage. See a FOG Safe Drain Guard in action over on our FOG Safe YouTube channel.
If your city or water and sanitation department is interested in learning more about the FOG Safe Drain Guard or partnering with us on a fatberg prevention campaign, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, our FOG Safe team will be at the International Home and Housewares Show (March 2nd – 5th) in Chicago. Our company will be in the ‘Inventors Corner’ at booth N 7368. If you are in the area, or plan on attending the show, and would like to talk with our Founder, please send us an email so we can schedule a meeting time.
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