Specialist waste management company Quintex has pledged its support for a campaign that draws awareness to fatbergs, which cost water companies millions of pounds every year to remove.
Inappropriate waste management is one of the leading contributors to fatberg blockages and the serious issues that they cause for sewer networks.
Most large restaurant and pub chains also find themselves saddled with problems each year related to their drain systems.
Quintex is determined to aid the environment and encourage proper commercial kitchen waste management practice and has backed the ‘Unblocktober’ campaign to highlight the impact of fats, oils and grease.
It has also developed a system called Biofix, with the objective of significantly improving grease trap and drain cleaning performance, minimising reactive pump outs.
Biofix uses a unique blend of tailored, safe bacteria designed to consume FOGs and food particles, digesting the particles and converting it to CO2 and water, meaning there are no by-products or risks for blockages downstream.
Additionally, the company supplies the Ecofix grease management system and is working with leading restaurants and pub to install it in sites across the UK.
Ecofix is an automatic duct cleaning system that uses environmentally friendly, food-safe products. The Ecofix system introduces fine micro-droplets of an environmentally friendly biological agent into extraction and ventilation systems.
The Ecofix ‘mist’ settles on grease, oils, fats and other organic matter and breaks down their carbon structures into water and carbonic gas, leaving an extremely small biomass residue which is carried away by airflow and drainage systems and is harmlessly absorbed by nature.