Gas emissions from vehicles contribute to air pollution and have negative effects on one’s health. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas which contributes to global warming while hydrocarbons are said to be carcinogenic. Nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides contribute to acid rain which affects the acidity of soils and bodies of water and can be harmful on the living things that depend on these resources. Waste vegetable oil can also contribute to water pollution in our communities if households just throw them down the drain inside their garage doors. In other countries, some people recycle waste vegetable oil by bleaching them or taking out the residues so that they could be sold as new oil to be used for cooking. Waste vegetable oil is also being bought by animal feed companies. However, there are countries that have prohibited such use of waste vegetable oil for the reason that it is carcinogenic or causes cancer, and contains a lot of bacteria that can be passed on to people and animals.
We look for innovative ways to solve our concerns in the face of this challenge to ease pollution caused by harmful gas emissions and improper disposal of waste vegetable oil. The waste vegetable oil project would address the issue of increasing fuel prices and the harmful effects of gas emissions and waste vegetable oil on health and the environment.
Eco-warriors and humanitarian organizations thought of ways on how to make use of waste vegetable oil as an alternative fuel for vehicles. It aims to help reduce fuel costs on drivers and save the environment. They have developed vegetable oil car systems that would allow engines to run on vegetable oil. They made adjustments on the engines to accommodate the viscosity and flash point of the vegetable oil and allow them to run using this as an alternative fuel. Endeavors like this waste vegetable oil project are really commendable because of their significance in our campaign to take better care of our environment.