Another Marina di Portisco initiative to protect the environment: recovering used cooking oils
In joining Renoils’ “Recycling cooking Oil” campaign, created to stop the outflow of used cooking oils (UCOs) into the sea from onboard kitchens, we have installed a recycling point on the Marina where people can pour their UCOs into a dedicated container, allowing them to be collected and reused.
Used cooking oils are one of the largest threats to the marine environment.
Once ejected into the sea, these liquids undergo a toxic oxidation process and create a monolayer across the surface, inhibiting the permeation of oxygen into the water and suffocating marine plants and animals.
UCOs also reduce sunlight penetration for the deep sea ecosystem, significantly damaging marine life.
Just 1kg of used vegetable oil can pollute 1,000 square metres of water surface.
If collected and stored, on the other hand, UCOs can once more become a key resource and be used to produce biodiesel.
Help us make a difference and protect our seas, all it takes is pouring your used oils into the dedicated container, a small effort for a great cause.