Used Cooking Oil

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What proportion of used cooking oil in London is currently recycled into biodiesel, and what steps will your Business Waste Strategy take to increase this proportion?


Answer for Used Cooking Oil

Answer for Used Cooking Oil

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no accurate data on the quantity of used cooking oil currently recycled in London because very minimal data was reported by waste authorities (through WasteDataFlow) in 2005/06. Projects that collect commercial vegetable oil in London, such as BISTRO, fall outside the waste authority reporting requirements and are not required to report data elsewhere.

The Mayor's draft Business Waste Strategy: * Promotes the collection of wastes that can be made into a range of transport fuels, such as bio-diesel, * Uses Transport for London's Freight Plan to increase the take-up of waste-derived fuels amongst vehicle operators, creating a market for these alternative fuels, and * Puts pressure on Defra and the Environment Agency, through their data strategy, to improve business waste data.