Stealing Dirty Oil?Posted by nick
Restaurants produce tons of dirty cooking oil. And for most of time, there has been nothing to do with the waste.
As gas prices skyrocketed in the past decade, good old American ingenuity was unleashed. Firms began cleaning the waste oil and blending it into ‘green’ fuel– creating a whole new industry for old fryer oil.
Innovation always ushers in a class of speculators looking to capitalize on new markets. And often, that class of speculators includes crooks.
Just last week, two men were charged for waste oil theft in Virginia after “Arlington County police officers caught the duo siphoning waste oil from the Ballston Common Mall.”
Virginia based Greenlight Biofuels reported that it’s “losing 10,000 to 20,000 gallons of waste vegetable oil to theft per month”. At least criminals are thinking ‘green’ these days…
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