Fatbergs clogging drains

Creating Fatbergs

I came across this article and thought I’d share it with you. The Daily Mail probably isn’t your most go-to news website. But it does have some nice human interest pieces – including this one! I love particularly its use of “fatbergs”. A great way to describe some of those typical kitchen drain blockages.


Fatbergs – congealed fat which clumps together with other waste products to form solid blocks – are becoming increasingly problematic in sewers across the UK, particularly in London.

Among the most common causes of drain blockages are make-up and nappy wipes, fat and grease, chewing gum, dental floss, plasters and building debris.”

Kitchen sink

Most of the stuff that people try to put down the sink could easily be composted or recycled. For example, coffee grounds and egg shells could be spread on your garden or in your worm farm – as plants and worms love the nutrients they add!

Have a good week!