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Free Gunk Pot.
Free Gunk Pot.

Free Gunk Pot.

Save Water Save Money are giving away FREE GunkPots - designed to bin fat, oil and grease.

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Only seems to be available for certain post codes. You wont find this out until you have entered your details first.

They have a post code checker to see what items you can claim for free here
savewatersavemoney.co.uk/fre…cks

Banned

What's wrong with just using one of your own cups or bowls? This seems a huge waste of money to manufacture and post these out for free.
Edited by: "flimbo73" 6th Aug 2016

Thanks

flimbo73

What's wrong with just using one of your own cups or bowls? This seems a … What's wrong with just using one of your own cups or bowls? This seems a rather stupid idea.



Use one of my own?? EUGGGHH
Edited by: "beavan1" 6th Aug 2016

sorted thanks

Dedge77

Only seems to be available for certain post codes. You wont find this … Only seems to be available for certain post codes. You wont find this out until you have entered your details first.They have a post code checker to see what items you can claim for free herehttps://www.savewatersavemoney.co.uk/free-water-saving-packs


Thank you, this was very helpful.

beavan1

Use one of my own?? EUGGGHH


Instead of cups and bowls use an old coffee jar or washed out sauce jar

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flimbo73

What's wrong with just using one of your own cups or bowls? This seems a … What's wrong with just using one of your own cups or bowls? This seems a huge waste of money to manufacture and post these out for free.


Exactly, it is a total waste of tax payers money that run into hundreds of millions of pounds. I suspect it is to do with government's environmental targets; some people and companies are paid tax payers for bonuses of achieving targets using customer's own money to pay for these items. The same with energy light bulbs (flourescent ones) to meet target of reducing green house gas emissions. So they were "giving" them away, but costs "us" a lot of money. However it did migrate a lot of people to flourescent light bulbs though I am mhalf way replacing these with even more efficient LED ones using my own money (much cheaper than "them" supplying them). To buy myself a light bulb , £2 , to get it from "them" probably £10 per bulb. Like this gunk pot, £0 for consumer to improvise; £5+ to manage and organise one to be delivered through your letter box.
Edited by: "splender" 6th Aug 2016

splender

Exactly, it is a total waste of tax payers money that run into hundreds … Exactly, it is a total waste of tax payers money that run into hundreds of millions of pounds. I suspect it is to do with government's environmental targets; some people and companies are paid tax payers for bonuses of achieving targets using customer's own money to pay for these items. The same with energy light bulbs (flourescent ones) to meet target of reducing green house gas emissions. So they were "giving" them away, but costs "us" a lot of money. However it did migrate a lot of people to flourescent light bulbs though I am mhalf way replacing these with even more efficient LED ones using my own money (much cheaper than "them" supplying them). To buy myself a light bulb , £2 , to get it from "them" probably £10 per bulb. Like this gunk pot, £0 for consumer to improvise; £5+ to manage and organise one to be delivered through your letter box.


Lump of congealed fat and household waste was 40 metres long and so heavy it broke Chelsea sewer, costing Thames Water £400,000.

I'd say that there is obvious financial incentive for water companies to change consumer attitudes and this is one way of bringing attention to the cause if nothing else!

moneybag

Lump of congealed fat and household waste was 40 metres long and so heavy … Lump of congealed fat and household waste was 40 metres long and so heavy it broke Chelsea sewer, costing Thames Water £400,000.I'd say that there is obvious financial incentive for water companies to change consumer attitudes and this is one way of bringing attention to the cause if nothing else!


We have been putting fat separately with solid waste in bin since 1945. Don't have to wait for a company to give you a gunk pot for that fat, chewing gum, nappy, as they don't get flushed down the sewers easily. just use one's initiative that lumps of fat, butter , magazine don't travel well down pipes.

splender

We have been putting fat separately with solid waste in bin since 1945. … We have been putting fat separately with solid waste in bin since 1945. Don't have to wait for a company to give you a gunk pot for that fat, chewing gum, nappy, as they don't get flushed down the sewers easily. just use one's initiative that lumps of fat, butter , magazine don't travel well down pipes.


There's a big caveat with your statement, you are assuming other people use their initiative as well! Their inaction or ignorance causes both of our public sewerage systems to suffer adding costs to both of our bills, whether you contribute to the problem or not.
I personally use a glass Dolmio (other brands are available) sauce jar for my cooking fat, but if this helps fussy people or those that are simply unaware of the problem it causes, then well done to the water companies.

Good idea but unfortunately my postcode isn't listed

Available to Severn Trent Water Customers.

Didn't get a gunk pit but got a few other freebies from the site

Predikuesi


Is that what happens, when you flush your leftover Indian down the loo?oO

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My OH got some of these on scout camp this week! Make good squashable bowls for camping. Like others, I use other things to put fat in - yoghurt pots etc. Or make birdie food with bread.

Just been to their website and got the following message:
"Product SWSM3703 is not currently available for purchase (SUSPENDED)"

Goodness, this sounds like the Tax Payer's Alliance. I think a lot of people are missing the point here, its reusable and the silicone is naturally anti-grease so it pops right out and stays clean. Its a great idea and a great freebie that I'd like to think most people will use. I throw so many old tins in the black bin because they're full of grease rather than recycling them, this will be worth its manufacture within a year of use.
Edited by: "honeymonster86" 8th Aug 2016

honeymonster86

Goodness, this sounds like the Tax Payer Alliance..



That sounds like a very lonely organisation....

Personally I would like to see a better alternative to just sticking oil and fat in a plastic or glass container (which should be recycled) and sending it to sit perpetually encased in an item that could have been recycled to landfill - for me this isn't particularly environmentally friendly either. I don't deep fat fry because I just can't understand what an environmentally decent way of disposing of the oil afterwards is - except of course taking it to the recycling centre. But what do they do with it?

cant you sell your used fat and grease?

i like this idea and it would be be quite satisfying to "pop" out a load of it in the bin

Looks great, but not available in my area. if you go to the homepage of savewatersavemoney, you can put in your postcode and it will tell you what free stuff you are entitled to.


Kaosfusion

Personally I would like to see a better alternative to just sticking oil … Personally I would like to see a better alternative to just sticking oil and fat in a plastic or glass container (which should be recycled) and sending it to sit perpetually encased in an item that could have been recycled to landfill - for me this isn't particularly environmentally friendly either. I don't deep fat fry because I just can't understand what an environmentally decent way of disposing of the oil afterwards is - except of course taking it to the recycling centre. But what do they do with it?



You don't put the pot in the bin. You leave it until it's congealed then pour the solid mass in the bin. (Reusing the original pot when washed out...)

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the original "gunk pot"
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