Happy Diwali


Diwali or Deepavali is a five day festival of light, of the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world and is a time for great happiness and celebration. It is also seen as a festival of wealth and auspiciousness.

There are many ways to celebrate Diwali; cooking for friends and relatives, giving presents, lighting up homes and strengthening ties with family and friends. People are also encouraged to tidy their home so that the goddess Lakshmi will be tempted to visit people’s living spaces and bestow wealth, beauty and luck.

As a celebration of this festival, wouldn’t it be great to provide a means of reducing bills from water companies, while at the same time getting rid of waste and helping to save the environment? Sounds like tough work, doesn’t it?

However, achieving this is easier than you think. By recycling the used cooking oil that we cook with every day, we can help reduce blocked drains that cost the taxpayer an estimated £15 million per year and stop it entering watercourses and affecting wildlife.

When recycled at any of Living Fuels’ four hundred and fifty tanks, placed at household waste recycling centres around the country, used cooking oil is recovered into a clean, green bioliquid and that is then used it our renewable energy facilities to provide carbon neutral electricity for the National Grid. By reusing cooking oil, not only are we saving money by diverting waste from the drains, but we are creating power that helps to cut down on fossil fuels and therefore save the environment.

However, we always urge people to recycle their used cooking oil alongside other household waste. As Diwali is a time for cleaning the house, why don’t you take any old electrical items, garden waste, old clothes or cardboard to your local recycling centre? There are now more items that can be recycled than ever before and a whole host of innovative things can be made from waste items – did you know that drinks cans can be turned into aeroplanes? It’s true!

So why not take a trip to your local household waste recycling centre this Diwali. Not only will you be helping to save the planet, you’ll also have the chance to get rid of the old and invite the new in.

Photo credit: Diwali Diya.jpg – Wikipedia