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EnvironmentThe NURFORSEA project and the Penguin's Handbook of the Good Ecologist

The NURFORSEA project and the Penguin Good Ecologist's Handbook.

An interesting environmental communication and awareness initiative was conceived by the company Nur International to save the sea from the improper recycling of edible oil. One liter of oil is responsible for polluting about 1,000 square meters of water, generating a thin impermeable film that prevents oxygenation and compromises the life and growth of marine flora and fauna.

Used oil is not biodegradable, it is not organic waste, it can pollute drinking water and dry up the soil where it is clumsily thrown away. To dispose of it, you have to take it to eco-islands or supermarkets equipped to collect it. The polluting potential of waste oil is considerable. Leaving aside the pollution of the sea, if used oil ends up in the sewage system, it clogs pipes and purifiers, and just the purification of water polluted by used oil costs about one euro per kilo. In fact, the oil used in cooking, if not properly recovered, is extremely polluting, which is why it is important not to throw it into the sea, as well as into the sink or bathroom drain.

The project NURFORSEA intends to draw the attention of citizens and institutions to the importance of supplementing household collection of used vegetable oil with models that can incentivize and facilitate management in the home environment, employing and educating on the proper use of small containers to be reused, without waste, and with organized door-to-door service or with collection points of immediate proximity. The call to action for citizens, young people and institutions takes the form of the collection of edible oil and the subsequent monitoring phase on the proper reuse of the oil.

As is already the case with commercial activities, it is about increasing the culture and awareness of citizens to take daily actions to protect the environment, the sea and the proper use of edible oil. The project also aims to organize collection systems, disseminate information on the importance of disposal and publicize the harm of edible oil to the sea.

Nur International, a leading Italian company in environmental solutions, including ecological services, remediation, and industrial waste chain management, intends to experiment with new ways of sustainable and circular economic management for the used oil supply chain by organizing two different ways of collecting and monitoring the supply chain: the first dedicated to the collection of vegetable oils from domestic sources and the second to be reserved for commercial activities with the collection of used oil. In addition, the NURFORSEA project has chosen as the emblem of its popularization activity the penguin, a highly intelligent bird that is experiencing enormous problems of climate adaptation due to sea pollution and climate change. The campaign includes the drafting of the "Handbook of the Good Ecologist," where the main character, a penguin, explains, through simple and straightforward infographics, the correct recycling of edible oil and the rules for proper recycling.

On the other hand, experts and scientists are urgently calling attention to the protection of the emperor penguin, which lives on the Antarctic continent alone with an estimated population of between 270,000 and 350,000 individuals, which has declined dramatically in recent decades. Risks to this species include climate change causing the disappearance of glaciers and ice floes and pollution generated by human activities. Climate change and ice reduction, threaten colonies, forcing young penguins to throw themselves into the sea when they are not yet ready to face the sea and predators. The Antarctic crisis also has a disruptive effect on krill beds, the primary food source not only for penguins but for every Antarctic species. With this in mind, the symbol of Nur International 's campaign becomes truly important and deserving of global media and environmental attention.

Insight by Domenico Letizia published by the environmental information portal "Envi.info."

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