|Sewer Soap production trials|
Following on from the recent fat and fantasy post about sewer fat causing sewer blockages, it occurred to me that sewer fat could be made into soap. It’s an ancient process easily carried out in open vats with nothing more than fat and caustic soda.
The earliest recorded evidence of the production of soap-like materials dates back to around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon. A formula for soap consisting of water, alkali, and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay tablet around 2200 BC.
So making the stuff is easy and cheap. Even today many people make their own soap, although not usually from sewer fats. However, the only real problem is how one would go about marketing Sewer Soap. I suppose I'm enough of a realist to admit that this could be the tricky bit.
Obviously the green, recycling-is-next-to-saintliness, planet-saving angle is best. I envisage two basic campaigns here, the first being a little more down to earth than the second.
1. Sewer Soap
Pure soap from recycled waste? Not only is it possible, but it’s here now. No chemicals, no additives. Just soap – the way it used to be.
Why Sewer Soap? Because if that’s what it takes to save the planet, that’s what it takes. Get used to it and don't be an eco-wimp – buy Sewer Soap.
EcoSoap is a new environmentally friendly product made entirely of pure soap. No chemicals, no detergents. Just plain recycled soap with a few fragrant Fairtrade natural oils wafted gently into our ancient recipe. That’s it – EcoSoap.
To be honest, I’m not at all satisfied with either approach, but then I’m not a marketing expert. Could it be done though? Could Sewer Soap become an unlikely eco-nut success story?