Why meet the standard?

Would you fly on a plane that didn’t meet international standards, or drive a car that didn’t pass safety tests? Would you want a microwave oven that the manufacturer never bothered to have tested? Of course, you wouldn’t. Unfortunately, in the grease trap business most grease traps in the UK have never seen the inside

Wet Wipes WON’T Flush

Under the current circumstances, toilet paper has become a scarce commodity in many parts of the world. Some customers have been seen stockpiling and have left supermarket supplies depleted. This kind of behaviour has been seen in some places more than others, Australia being hit in particular. Despite public panic, numerous toilet paper suppliers in

Coronavirus & Fatbergs

The C-word. Anywhere we choose to look online, we can’t avoid it; Coronavirus has well and truly got our attention. As varying levels of panic set in around the world, consumer habits are changing. Pasta, flour, tinned goods are all flying off the shelves. Not to mention that bottles of hand sanitiser are sold out

Andrex Allowed to Flush

On the 27th of February, the UK based toiletries brand Andrex announced that its range of wet wipes has obtained Water UK’s “Fine to Flush” certification. This certification implies that flushing the Andrex Washlets wont result in any harm or damage to the sewer systems they end up in. This is quite a significant claim

The Fatberg Forensics

As with any prevalent issue against mankind, the epidemic of fatbergs must be explored and investigated. Unfortunately, there are a team of scientist out there dedicated to deconstructing a fatberg. Finding out what makes them tick and what they’re made of can tell us a lot about how to beat them. Despite the importance of

Fatberg Snap Scoops Prize

Images of fatbergs are often intriguing. They also tend to be gruesome, vulgar and downright nauseating. Not this one, however. An image from a photographic exploration of how fatbergs form in our sewers has been deemed prize worthy. The photo was deemed the winner of National Science’s “Weird and Wonderful” category. At least it’s not

“Don’t Feed the Fatberg!”

On Thursday the 5th of December, visitors to the Michigan Science Centre have encountered a new kind of exhibition. The shiny new addition comes in the form of a fatberg. This follows suit from a similar stunt pulled by the Museum of London. The concept behind this nauseating exhibition is to help raise awareness of

(Thanks)Giving our Sewers a Chance

The words “Thanksgiving” and “on a diet” are rarely uttered in the same sentence. The holiday is epitomised by the turkey dinner of epic portions and proportions. Every year families flock home from far and wide to eat, drink and be merry. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you should cut down on the festive

Robots vs Fatbergs

It’s exactly what it sounds like. A team of super robots with high-powered gadgets are helping the fight against the Fatberg empire. It sounds like the latest in a stream of big-budget action films that nobody asked for (except maybe Michael Bay) but, it’s reality. Is this what the future of fatberg fighting looks like?

“Fascinatingly grim”. This was the description conjured by Andy Holbrook that best fitted the worlds most infamous, well-documented fatberg. Andy Holbrook is the collection care manager at the Museum of London, where the “fascinatingly grim” specimen in question has been on display. Back in August of 2018, a chunk of the world’s largest known fatberg