Every so often, as bloggers, we’re asked to share initiatives that are actually beneficial for all of us. This is one of those initiatives, that I think we all need reminding of from time to time.
The #binit4beaches campaign team contacted me, and asked me to do a post, which I’m delighted to do. They are a group of environmental campaigns and businesses, working together to reduce the pollution in the UK’s rivers and seas.
Did you know that there are approximately 200,000 sewer blockages throughout the UK every year, of which up to 75% are caused by fat, oil and grease poured down the sink? These blockages can cause sewage to overflow into local rivers and to the sea, places we all want to be able to enjoy safely with our friends and family.
What They Asked Bloggers
We were asked to become WATER AMBASSADORS, by informing all of you who read us, about the simple things we can do to help at home.
Remember that when you’re washing up, after making any of my recipes, DON’T pour oils and grease down the sink.
Instead wait for the oil or grease to cool and either wipe with kitchen roll into the bin or create a fat trap in an old jar to throw away later, either way; make sure these products go in the BIN, not the SINK! I’m actually really good for doing this now, but a few years back, I’d have just turned on the hot tap, and let it swish down the plughole, never thinking where it would all end up. Clean pipes, mean a higher chance of clean beaches.
Oils and grease can cause sewer blockages, which can overflow into homes, rivers and finally to the sea. And we all want our beaches to be places we enjoy safely, especially if we have children and dogs with us.
This Easter make the change and #binit4beaches.”