Disney Cruise Line Donates Used Cooking Oil to Bahamas Waste Management

Disney Cruise Line goes through quite a bit of cooking oil in its kitchens but did you ever wonder what DCL does with all the used cooking oil? As part of the company's ongoing commitment to reduce waste, DCL has donated more than 60,000 gallons of used cooking oil.

Used cooking oil is used to power vehicles for Bahamas Waste ManagementUsed cooking oil is used to power vehicles for Bahamas Waste Management

The used cooking oil is donated to Bahamas Waste Management to help power the fleet vehicles. Cooking oil is one of the key ingredients in biodiesel fuel, which is a nontoxic biodegradable fuel that reduces engine emissions.

Disney Cruise Line's used cooking oil is collected by Bahamas Waste Management in Nassau and to date there are 22 vehicles powered by the biodiesel fuel.

Each week more than 1,000 gallons of cooking oil are collected from Disney Cruise Line in ports around the world and then recycled. This is one of DCL's environmental initiatives to help minimize waste and promote conservation.

What do you think about the recycling of the used cooking oil in the Bahamas? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 00:22:

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I knew that they had this program and I think it is *so* cool. The cruise industry has a lot of waste and it's wonderful that Disney finds creative solutions for its use.

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