Case study

Repurposing our used cooking oil

We have recently started a new initiative for our pubs to both reduce the amount of waste cooking oil generated from preparing meals for our guests and working with a partner to repurpose the oil that we do use. Our kitchen training teams are working to ensure the appropriate volume of oil is being used to prevent and reduce excessive waste, while maintaining great food quality for our guests. Any used cooking oil is collected, rather than going to waste, by our partners Olleco and repurposed into biodiesel, which is a fuel source with a lower carbon impact than traditional fossil or mineral fuels. We are reporting the percentage of oil recycled compared to purchased within our pubs, to track and further improve performance. This year we have made a carbon saving of 2,406 tonnes from our used cooking oil being repurposed as biodiesel.