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grease infractions

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  • Aww, geez--now you've gone and made me do the same thing.

    *muttering "grease infractions, grease infractions, grease infractions"*

    June 5, 2008

  • I've been resisting this since the word first came up -- but I can't hold it in any longer: every time I glance at grease infractions, I see, just for a split second, yeast infections! Maybe I need to eat some yogurt...I don't know, I'm not a doctor and I never wanted to be one when I grew up (which apparently hasn't happened yet).

    Okay, back to 6th grade homework projects *sniff*

    June 5, 2008

  • You could be right about that, whichbe. I was surprised to read that it's become a valuable commodity too--but then, considering oil prices, I suppose it's to be expected.

    June 5, 2008

  • I'm not sure how things are going NOW, but I went on a country-wide tour with a Veggie Oil, biodiseal-converted bus (yay! Free fuel!) in 2005, and restaurants to find grease were EVERYWHERE, in great numbers. We could virtually pull up to any mall. I'm really surprised people would *steal* it, because literally every place we went to the business was thrilled to give it to us, as they normally have to pay to have it disposed of. It was a win-win situation. Japanese places were the best choice, because the grease they threw away was the cleanest. My guess, however, is that this article is WAY more relevant in California than most other places in the country.

    June 4, 2008

  • Yes. Yes, we've about come to that. Who'd have thought? Sludge trafficking....

    June 4, 2008

  • I'm still trying to come to terms with, say, competing Mafia clans blagging each other over vats of congealed french-fry sludge.

    June 4, 2008

  • Actually, according to the article, the grease isn't garbage because owners normally sell it for a fee. Part of the problem is that they keep it where their garbage is stored for pickup.

    But then, that's what I find strange and amusing about this article. Although I suppose it isn't so amusing if you're the one having your grease pinched.

    Wait, that came out all wrong....

    June 4, 2008

  • Can you actually STEAL garbage? Wouldn't that be considered a billable service?

    June 4, 2008

  • Better start locking up those Dumpsters!

    June 4, 2008

  • Still giving it away in most of Australia.

    June 4, 2008

  • "(G)rease theft is a crime of opportunity. (Thieves) include do-it-yourself environmentalists worried about their carbon footprints, warring waste management firms trying to beat each other on the sly, and petty thieves who are profiting from the oil’s rising value on the black market." -- "As Oil Prices Soar, Restaurant Grease Thefts Rise," NYT Online, 5/30/08

    June 4, 2008