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The grease recycling industry feeds on your city’s oily underbelly

While you're just sitting around causing fatbergs.

oil bubbles

Grease is the word.

Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month.

In the United States, our garbage ethic can be distilled down to the old aphorism, “out of sight, out of mind.” What goes on after we flush the

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