Who among you loves to buy cheap recycled cooking oil on wet market? And who among you loves to store used cooking oil on cups and small containers or bottles on their kitchen for another future round of usage? Beware!
Recent studies revealed that recycled cooking oil or cooking oil that has been used and reuse for cooking again is known to release harmful toxins that could cause health diseases on the body though it is heated. Yes, it is on heating, the harmful toxins were released. So, therefore forget buying cheap recycled cooking oil on wet market and recycling your used cooking oil for a long time if you want to avoid the harmful effects brought by it.
Actually, buy and sell and usage of recycled cooking oil was already ban at San Juan Philippines only this year by the creation of city ordinance No.15 that prohibits the recycling of used cooking oil and the selling of it in public markets. The city ordinance also prohibits the disposal of used cooking oil on waterways, sewerages, and drainage system within the city but rather advise the homeowners of the city to dispose their used cooking oil on a separate container which the city’s authorized collectors will collect on a regular basis to be processed instead as a bio-diesel that could generate city revenues.
Anyone in the city of San Juan caught in the act of violating this city ordinance will be penalized with Php.5, 000 and revocation of business permits for business establishments within the city that violates the bill.
Recycled cooking oil being sold at every wet market in the Philippines or even by an individual vendor draw their source of cooking oil which they recycled from food establishments that uses cooking oil, like Jollibee, McDonald, KFC, etc. from the used cooking oil which these mentioned food establishments have used in their cooking which is already considered waste product.
So these unscrupulous traders of recycled used cooking oil buy the used cooking oil from these food establishments which these food establishments already throw into their garbage bin as a waste product to solve the problem of these food establishments of how they could dispose their used cooking oil without clogging the sewerage systems near their establishment.
The unscrupulous traders of recycled used cooking oil then allegedly filter and bleach the waste used cooking oil and repack it into smaller plastic bags and sell it on a lower cheaper price on the wet markets which often than not, financially poor people are the prime victims of these cheap recycled cooking oil; as well as those customers who are looking for cheap products or how could they make a thrifty shopping.
This kind of trade is already going on before the city ordinance at San Juan Philippines is imposed in the entire Philippines ever since but none is bold enough to tell that recycled cooking oil though they are cheap in budget but could wreck a major havoc on one’s health and could bring forth hole on one’s pocket.