Collect the cooking oil, is to care for the environment

Project information

Index: 1095R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA NOROESTE Galicia Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2006
End: 2010

Topic of the practice

Encouraging Low Emission Transports

Good Practice Information

It is a good practice of sustainable mobility related to bio-fuels: collect the cooking oil is to care for the environment. The overall objective of the practice is the collection of the cooking oils of the neighbourhood associations in the Municipality of Vigo through the collaboration between the public administration and the private enterprises.
Other specific objectives are:
To reduce the pouring of cooking oils through the sanitation systems since it damage the plumbing, pollute the rivers and hinders the operations of water treatment plants.
To promote the culture of recycling in citizenship of Vigo.
Compliance with environmental legislation, in particular with the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/CE.
Energetic evaluation of the cooking oils and processing of all oils used as biodiesel.
To promote the use of biodiesel as a fuel due to its low emission of sulphur and its faster degradation.

Evidence of success

Currently, the Vigo and its citizens maintain the commitment collecting oil cooking waste and last years the number of litres collected it has increased on average by 20-30% per year. Distribution of 723 containers oil cooking waste in Vigo, collection of 31.360 litres waste household oils for subsequent recycling.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Arancha Mañas Álvarez

PMA company

Annex completed on: 10-01-2013

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