Shipping out used oil

Used cooking oil from restaurants can now be recycled via Save SXM, a local group that has partnered with Simadan, the biggest recycling company in Europe. Used oil from restaurants and kitchens such as Lazy Lizard will be shipped to the Netherlands for recycling. Lazy Lizard owner Nikhil “Nik” Kukreja said he is elated to join forces with Save SXM. “This is a great initiative. It helps with our waste management issues. Instead of everybody dumping the used cooking oil on the dump, oil can now be shipped off to the Netherlands.” No less than 99.9 per cent of the materials Simadan collects are recycled into second-generation biodiesel fuel, soaps and other items. Kukreja, a board member of St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry, encourages other restaurants to team up with Save SXM. The group collects the used oil for free. In photo: Save SXM recycling coordinator Remy Lange with Kukreja.

Source: The Daily Herald