Our Solution To The Unblocktober Challenge

With more people spending time at home these days, it’s inevitable that this will have had an impact on the amount of waste we produce. Not only that, but the amount of waste we’re producing over the years in general is increasing more than it ever has. It’s saddening just how the environment is suffering because of our negligence, but it isn’t too late to make a change.

You may have seen us shouting about David Attenborough’s latest documentary, A Life On Our Planet, on social media, where we learn of humanity’s impact on nature and just how devastating our actions have been, and continue to be, on our planet. This makes the work we do all the more significant and it’s the perfect time for us to mention Unblocktober, and how you can play your part in saving the environment this month (and hopefully many months to come!)

What is Unblocktober?

Unblocktober is the world’s first month-long national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas – driven completely by the British public.

We’ve spent years and years pouring dangerous liquids and items into our drains without even thinking of the consequences. The result of this is the creation of fatbergs, which are huge masses of congealed FOGs (fats, oils and grease), wet wipes, nappies and cotton buds to name but a few.

These fatbergs block drains and sewers preventing them from working as they should, which is quickly becoming a big problem. The main problem of these blockages is pollution, foul waste and flooding and excavation and repair.

Unblocktober challenges all of us to spend a whole month learning about the dangers of blocked drains and just how we can do our part to reduce waste, and hopefully put us all in the right mindset when disposing of those harmful liquids and items!

You can find out more information here: https://www.unblocktober.org/

How we play our part

We’ve already done our part in raising awareness of Unblocktober, but our efforts to promote positive environmental friendliness doesn’t stop there. Here at Quintex, we’ve gone one step further and developed our own solution to tackling FOGs in our drains.

Biofix – the smart FOG solution

Biofix, our biologically friendly drain treatment, is a grease management system that uses a unique blend of tailored, safe bacteria designed to consume fats, oils and grease. Our solution digests the particles and converts it to CO2 and water, meaning there are no by-products or risks for blockages downstream.

Our Biofix solution has a range of benefits to a commercial kitchen and the environment:

• It’s incredibly safe – Class 1 bacteria is used, meaning no harm to people or the environment.
• Environmentally friendly – The solution breaks down grease and organic waste and turns it into CO2 and water.
• Innovative – It creates long lasting solid pucks that create a foam when wet.
• Effective – A highly concentrated dosing system, up to 100% more than typical liquids.
• Economical – Low cost and low energy required (battery-powered).
• Scalable – To suit any system.

How can Quintex help you?

We want to help as many kitchens as possible play their part in creating safer drainage systems to help the environment. If you’d like any more information about our Biofix solution, or you’d like to chat to a member of the Quintex team about your requirements, get in touch with us today by calling 0118 973 9310 or emailing enquiries@quintex.co.uk.