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  GreaseShield An Introduction  

The grease trap was first patented in the late 1800s by Nathaniel Whiting from California, USA. 
There has been little progress in the design over the last 120 years. Greasetraps are considered to be inefficient allowing considerable quantities of FOGs to pass through into the drainage system or pump stations, generating foul smells, requiring to be regularly pumped out at significant recurring cost. Some 93% of the greasetrap contents is highly contaminated water. 
Environmental Products and Services Ltd., (EPAS) a Northern Ireland company, started working on a solution to the problem of FOGs back in 1998. Fifteen years later, and having accumulated 14 International Awards in the last 7 years including  the ultimate honour of being nominated as a Winner of the Kitchen Innovations Award at the 2014 National Restaurant Association in Chicago.

The GreaseShield product range represents innovative engineering solutions to the problems of FOGs delivering:-

  • Functionality – The products “do what they say on the tin” delivering effluent having a discharge strength effluent of < 100 ppm. Tests carried out over a period of some 3 years in various FSEs (Food Service Establishments) have shown an average effluent strength of 42 ppm. Even more impressive results have been recorded when testing the effluent from convection and combi steam ovens used for cooking chickens and pork.
  • Cost Savings – Operational costs associated with pumping greasetraps and kitchen downtime are avoided as are civil engineering costs associated with installation of passive traps and indeed the costs associated with drain blockages, including jetting expenses and the need to excavate soakaways and remediation of contaminated soil. Non compliance costs and fines can be eliminated.
  • Revenue Generation – Harvesting renewable energy resources in the form of high calorific FOGs presents the potential for converting negative value wastes into a valuable income stream.
  • Protection of the Environment – Safeguard drainage systems and water courses whilst eliminating operational problems and saving money.

Over the last 4 years (between 2012 to 2015 inclusive) the UK has imported £283,602,000,000 (£284 billion) more from the rest of the EU than the UK and NI have exported to the EU resulting in an average trade deficit with the EU Member States of £71 billion p.a. and increasing at an average rate of 10.71% per annum.

There is much talk about the Single Market and implied threats to the effect that the UK and N.I. will be punished for having the temerity to democratically express its wishes to leave.

If we assume that EU Member States will act in their best interests, will the EU Member states vote to impose duties and restrictions on the import of UK & NI goods and invite retaliatory sanctions?

Will sensible people support the currently expressed hard line attitudes of dignitaries such as the Luxembourg President of the EU Commission Mr Juncker, Mr Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium representing the European parliament on Brexit, EU Council President Mr Tusk from Poland and Mr Holland, the French President?

The French economist, Frederic Passy, (in the 1840s) concluded that with freedom of trade would come a world of peace and international tranquillity. 

"Some day all barriers will fall; some day mankind, constantly united by continuous transactions, will form just one workshop, one market, and one family. . .

And this is . . . the grandeur, the truth, the nobility, I might almost say the holiness of the free-trade doctrine; by the prosaic but effective pressure of [material] interest it tends to make justice and harmony prevail in the world."

Free Trade brings peace.

The UK & NI tourist, leisure and hospitality sectors will show significant growth.

Demand for products manufactured in the UK & NI will increase.

New jobs will be created as the manufacturing sector grows to meet demand.

Innovation and new product development in the UK & NI are being stimulated by measures such as R&D Tax Reliefs and Patent Box Reliefs.

The relatively benign corporate taxation scheme in the UK & NI will attract inward investment.

There is nothing to fear from Brexit.

Let us work with our European Friends and Friends around the World

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The Best Grease Trap in the World
The Heart of the Kitchen 
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Daily Maintenance
heavy duty solids separation.
  Separates and removes FOG (fat, oil and grease) and solids, Self cleaning and odour free, Eco friendly - low carbon footprint, No chemicals or enzymes required, Easy to install into new or existing kitchens, Prevents drain blockages   Only two easy steps! This video shows the daily maintenance required for the GreaseShield ® Complete this daily maintenance routine to get the best results from your GreaseShield ®.   Not all blocked drains are caused by FOG (fat, oil and grease). Fit the FilterShield ® to your sink to prevent blocked drains caused by: Coffee Grinds, Aerated starch, Rice, Potato peel, Vegetable peel, Chicken bones, Meat Trimmings, Fish trimmings, Cleaning cloths, Scouring pads, String and much more! Easy to install into new or existing kitchens.  
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