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Can I compost vegetable oil?

Yes -- with caveats. It will decompose. Even motor oil will decompose. (Don't use this as a way of disposing the used stuff. It has lots of ungood things besides oil by the time it's used.) ...
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Can I compost vegetable oil?

You can compost vegetable oil but when doing aerobic composting the disadvantage is that oil will reduce the amount of air that can get in your compost heap. If you add too much oil and/or don't ...
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Are soybeans mainly grown for animal feed or oil production?

I found some data from the American Soybean Association on their SoyStats page to help answer this. All data is for 2019. Soybean Product Million metric tons produced USD per ton Total value Meal 44....
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Is cooking with palm oil healthy?

Using palm oil for cooking is fine from a health perspective, but not from a sustainability perspective. Often rain forests are cleared to create new palm oil plantations, so palm oil is responsible ...
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Can I compost vegetable oil?

You can also consider using vegetable oil as fuel for diesel vehicles modified for such purposes. There may be a site for people running on vegetable oil in your area, and you could donate your extra ...
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How environmentally friendly is palm oil with a certified organic label?

I recently found more information about this, so I'll self-answer. While pesticide can have a big impact on the environment, the biggest problem with palm oil seems to be the clearing of rainforests. ...
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Palm oil vs coconut oil, which has the smallest ecological impact?

I think this is such a complex topic, the general person on the street (without sufficient background, education etc.) doesn't understand the impact of both oils. When coconut oil was first cultivated,...
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