This isn’t a high priority topic on most of the European agendas, in fact, it’s so under-highlighted that we definitely need to open even more conversations with stakeholders from all levels.
Raising awareness about the issue with the regulators is our way to go forward.
We are planning to organize cross border roundtables in Belgium for example, where the situation is very similar to The Netherlands. Here water utilities are the requesting party to organize info evenings to open a dialogue with food service establishments in order to learn and understand more about challenges on both sides.
There’s no one single solution for an underestimated problem that impacts the entire society. That’s why we need to continuously collaborate, educate and communicate.
If we want to safeguard our urban communities and environment in the long term, we need to put FOG management higher up the agenda today and tomorrow.