Fats, oil and grease (FOG) cause London's sewer system major grief when they're poured down your sink or into your toilet. Sewers can become blocked when this FOG hardens, and you could end up flooding your basement or even your neighbour's.
FOG that does make it through the pipes to our wastewater treatment plants costs Londoners huge amounts of money every year to remove.
Here is a link to a pamphlet with further information.
How can you help?
The Your Turn project remains a pilot project and during this period the cups can be delivered to the EnviroDepots or the Depot at the W12A Landfill Site and placed in a dedicated cart. The Cups are then brought to a site turning waste FOG into green electricity.
Replacement cups are available at the EnviroDepots and London Public Library locations currently free of charge.
The cups can also be placed in the garbage which is commonly done.
Pollution Prevention is the most cost effective and sustainable method to deal with plugged sewers and raw sewage overflows in your neighbourhood. Your cooperation adds up to a significant and measurable impact. Talk to your neighbours and encourage them to use the cups also.