Waste Vegetable Oils Turning into Soap at Homes with SOUJI

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Approximately 1,7 million tons of vegetable oil is consumed each year in Turkey. Approximately 350.000 tons of this becomes unconsumable as vegetable oil waste. 100 out of 90 people used waste oils He cleans it by pouring it into the sink. Oil spilled into the sink mixes with waste water into sewers, lakes and seas. When the oils are thrown into the garbage, they first mix with the soil and then with the usable groundwater in the landfills.

Only one liter of oil can contaminate a million liters of water. the seriousness of the situation when we consider the reality of waste oil recovery We are faced with the reality of how important it is.

Read: How to Recycle Waste Oil?

It is a plant that causes serious damage to the environment in case of mixing with water and soil. of waste oils Most methods for recycling focus on biodiesel production, but unfortunately the production of biodiesel is not sufficient to encourage recovery on an individual basis.

Of course, spilling cooking oil into sewers not only pollutes the waters, but also contributes to pipe and sewer blockages, increases costs in wastewater treatment and causes surface oil films to form in our rivers, leading to the change of ecosystems.

Two Spanish entrepreneurs named Sergio and Catalina produced SOUJI, a liquid mixed with used cooking oil, based on the question of what can I do to overcome all these problems.

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SOUJI consists of a liquid formula of vegetable and mineral origin ingredients to transform used cooking oil into eco-friendly soap and laundry detergent in just one minute. The formula is safe to use, as it does not contain caustic or toxic substances and has a pleasant aroma, making the resulting mixture an excellent all-purpose product that can be used, for example, as a laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent or for cleaning.

Compared to the traditional method, SOUJI can be said to promote reuse and circular economy from the start, easier, faster and safer as its formula transforms waste into a useful, environmentally friendly product in just one minute.

Although not even two years have passed since the start of the project, SOUJI has already received recognition in various competitions such as the Aecoc Congress, Innovation Grant 18 and the acceleration program of Unltd Spain.

Thanks to SOUJI, it is now possible to turn used cooking oil into a cleaning product, which seems to be inspiring for the circular economy products vision.

The current development model is no longer acceptable to the planet, so the entire food system needs to be changed, otherwise the consequences will be brutal.

He states that, together with the enthusiastic team behind SOUJI, he wants to position himself as a pioneer in alternative methods of recycling used cooking oil within 5 years.

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Pinar Ozurganci Eskin

Environmental Engineer, nature lover, Ekolojist.net founder.