Scientists find a novel way to recycle cooking oil – using it as fertiliser

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Researchers have created a slow-release fertiliser from waste products

Scientists from Australia and the UK have been working together to produce a new slow-release fertiliser. By embedding plant nutrients in a polymer made from waste oil from the food industry and sulfur, a byproduct of oil refineries, they’ve created a fertiliser that’s released slowly over time.

Read the full article in Chemistry World