arms-upBacterial remediation expert Environmental Biotech has been instrumental in helping Asda Supermarket in its efforts to stop used fats, oils and grease (FOG) blocking sewers across the country. In doing so, Environmental Biotech has helped Asda attain the first ever Green Ladle Award, a new recognition for environmental champions.

Developed in association with Anglian Water with support from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the acknowledgment is a result of Asda’s work with Environmental Biotech, Anglian Water and Chelmsford Borough Council in ensuring best practice for the disposal of FOG. Since initial trials the system has been rolled out to all of Asda’s 359 stores.

Environmental Biotech uses specially grown live vegetative bacteria to digest the fat that coagulates and blocks drains causing floods and hygiene problems for commercial premises and householders and affecting the sewer networks vital to public health. Environmental Biotech is working nationwide with local authorities to remedy the problem.

Alongside environmental health concerns, financial considerations are also important; at any one time, 10% of the sewer network is clogged with FOG. Jetting out these sewers costs £5million a year in the Anglian Water region alone. Reducing these overheads helps keep council tax bills down.

Aziz Tejpar, Chief Executive of Environmental Biotech, said: “We work closely with Anglian Water to reduce the health risks of blocked drains caused by the build up of FOG. Education and awareness campaigns are vital to reduce the enormous costs of blockages. The first presentation to ASDA of the Green Ladle Award recognises their preventive maintenance policy that includes the Environmental Biotech system to ensure first class hygiene for their own premises and protect the communities they serve.”

Jonson Cox, Group Chief Executive of Anglian Water, said: “We must not under estimate the very real dilemma that irresponsible disposal of fats, oils and grease poses. It is essential that the network works as efficiently as possible, and that we do all we can to protect it. We applaud ASDA for the part they are playing and we have great pleasure in presenting them with the very first Green Ladle Environmental Champions Award, an award that we hope to see in shops, restaurants and takeaways across the country in recognition of their work.”

Paul Kelly, Director of Corporate Affairs for ASDA, said: “We’re delighted to receive this award. It’s great recognition of all the hard work both ourselves and our colleagues at City Facilities Management have put in over the years to resolve this issue. It goes to show what can be achieved when you put your mind to it, and the importance of tackling these things in a coordinated and strategic way.”


Environmental Biotech International and the BE Swisher Hygiene network offer a significant weapon in the battle against H1N1 A Influenza (Swine Flu). The product, B-Sanitized, is a total release, disinfectant fogger that eradicates bacteria on all surfaces in a room within minutes through the release of a fine disinfectant mist.

“Offices, hotels, schools, day centres, clinics, hospitals and practically every enclosed work place are a hub for the transmission of germs and infection, often by people who do not even know they are sick yet,” says Environmental Biotech CEO, Aziz Tejpar.

“Cleaning surfaces and washing hands often are very important measures to prevent cross contamination. Employers have a responsibility and vested interest to protect their people, and while education and awareness are a step in the right direction, actions speak louder than words.”

Cleaning every surface in a room conventionally is difficult and time consuming. B Sanitized is an EPA registered solution that can disinfect an entire room in minutes. Simply pop the cap at the end of the day and place the pressurised canister in the middle of the room to be disinfected. The total release fogger distributes the environmentally responsible disinfectant throughout the room, effectively sanitising all exposed surfaces including the walls, desks, ceiling, switches, head boards, even the air, within 15 minutes.

B-Sanitized is EPA certified effective against Influenza A viruses including H1N1 A Influenza (Swine Flu). B-Sanitized is also effective against HIV, herpes, tuberculosis, bird flu, mould, mildew, athlete’s foot and even the superbug MRSA.

Environmental Biotech is an ESSEX based international company with hygiene cleansing operations also in the US. In the UK the company operates a national network specialising in environmentally responsible solutions for drain, grease and odour management and the B-Environmental Swisher hygiene practices in association with GOJO Industries provide hand cleanser products to protect our daily environments.

Enviromental Biotech UK
Tel: 01245 326430

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