For many food operators, the path to be more compliant and responsible involves the used cooking oils (UCO) disposal and collection. As a matter of fact, UCO dispersal in the environment can damage the drainage system and the quality of water. Furthermore, when compared to virgin oil products, overused UCO might badly impact people’s health.
These are some of the main reasons why the hotel, restaurant, and catering (HORECA) industry, food processing companies and food delivery platforms must dispose of UCO in line with the local waste management regulations.
To enable the food industry to comply with these regulations in an easier way, Eni Kenya has set up and is developing a supply chain for UCO management.
The company is among the operators licensed by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to collect UCO, and adheres to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC-EU) scheme to provide clear traceability of the collected product.
UCO producers can get in contact with Eni Kenya to dispose of their used cooking oils correctly, contributing to a circular flow of waste disposal, and generating an additional revenue stream for their business.
Further information online (English and Swahili).