What did the Mercedes-Benz Stadium do with all its cooking oil after the Super Bowl?


Feb 27, 2019

Well, they called Filta.

Every time there is a game in any stadium there is a lot of fried food, that's just the way it is.

What many of the fans don’t realize is that the food stands in the MB Stadium use about 8,000 lbs. of cooking oil every game, and that's where Filta comes in with their mobile filtration vans. They extend the life of cooking oil by micro-filtering out impurities. It is like “dialysis for cooking oil”, says Filta’s COO Tom Dunn.  Filta’s goal is to have their customers cutting their consumption of cooking oil in half by making the filtered oil reusable again.

In 2018, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium food businesses saved more than 270,000 lbs. of cooking oil according to a report generated by Filta. These reports are produced to see the environmental impact that Filta is achieving.

Atlanta Filta Franchise owner John Lopez indicated that weeks before Super Bowl LIII, his technicians emptied all the cooking oil from the stadium and cleaned all the fryers, and then refilled them the weekend before the big game.

Filta was founded in the U.K. in 1996 by co-founder Jason Sayers who got the business idea when a friend was scalded while changing hot cooking oil at his job in a restaurant.

Talking About Environmental Impact

Filtered oil cannot be reused forever, therefore Filta offers ‘dirty’ oil disposal services as well.  The drain is not the right way to dump it, not only for environmental reasons but also because it will eventually end up clogging your drain.

Dirty oil can be recycled into biodiesel, mixed with petroleum and become an alternative fuel for diesel vehicles.  Filta’s environmental report indicates that the oil saved from filtration, plus the recycling of oil into biodiesel had a carbon offset equivalent of planting almost 23,000 trees.

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