Filta receives German Sustainability Award 2023 for its cutting-edge FiltaFOG Cyclone grease recovery unit

Press release, 02/12/2022

Filta receives German Sustainability Award 2023 for its cutting-edge FiltaFOG Cyclone grease recovery unit

Kay Arajums (left) and Jos van Aalst (right) from Filta receive the German Sustainability Award 2023 in Düsseldorf

© Photograph: Filta

For the third time, the “German Sustainability Award 2023” was awarded in the category “Design” during a festive gala in Düsseldorf yesterday. This year, more than 1000 participants had submitted their entries in a total of eight categories for the coveted and most renowned German sustainability award,

Awards were given to outstanding products and solutions that, due to their design and concept, are trend-setting and have a particularly high impact on resource conservation, environmental protection and sustainability.

Grease recovery unit of the latest generation wins

With its mobile fryer and oil services, including fryer cleaning and microfiltration of frying oil, Filta ensures more sustainability in commercial kitchens, because thanks to Filta, restaurateurs can reduce the consumption of their frying oil by up to 50%.

Filta Germany has only recently expanded its product and service portfolio with the state-of-the-art FiltaFOG Cyclone grease recovery unit, which was developed by Filta specialists based on practical experience and solves many problems of common grease separators. It is easy to handle for kitchen staff and offers the highest grease recovery rate worldwide thanks to its unique design with eight hydrocyclones.

Grease separation is about preventing grease, oil and also food residues from getting into the wastewater and clogging pipes or the sewage system. In Germany, all businesses that produce water containing grease must use a grease separator. These include, for example, canteens, restaurants, hotels, service areas, butchers and companies in the food industry.

“Two days ago, it seemed unimaginable to us that we would receive this unique award for our FiltaFOG Cyclone grease separation solution in such enormous competition from the very best,” says Jos van Aalst, Managing Director of Filta Germany. “We know that as a company we can do even more for fat- and waste-free wastewater and hope that the award will help us to do so. Grease separation to prevent blocked pipes and grease mountains is an important issue for the catering industry, food production and trade and especially for local water authorities.”

The quality of the oil separated by the FiltaFOG Cyclone is so good that it can be further processed into biodiesel and represents an additional source of income for the restaurateur.

About the Award:

The German Sustainability Award is the national award for excellence in sustainability in business, communities and research. With eight competitions, over 1,000 applications and 2,000 guests to the events, the prize is the largest of its kind in Europe. The award is presented by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. (German Sustainability Award Foundation) in cooperation with the German Federal Government, municipal umbrella organisations, business associations, civil society organisations and research institutions. The setting for the award ceremony is the German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf, the most visited annual communication platform on the topics of sustainable development.

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About Filta

Filta – full-service mobile fryer management – was founded in 1996 in the UK and operates on a franchise basis. Today Filta is established in many countries around the world and is also active in Germany (since 2015) and Austria (since 2018) with FiltaFry Deutschland GmbH. The concept consists of filtering the cooking oil and on-site fryer cleaning including the professional disposal of waste oil. Upon request, Filta delivers fresh oil and refills the fryers. Furthermore Filta provides additional mobile services: the direct on-site replacement of refrigerator seals and regular, chemical-free drain cleaning, as well as state-of-the-art solutions for grease separation and cleaning of extraction systems. Filta is part of Franchise Brands Group since May 2022.

Customers include restaurants and snack bars, hotels, caterers, sports venues, leisure parks, and company and university canteens among many others. Filta is an active member of the German Franchise Association as well as the Greentable and United against Waste initiatives.

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