Cowboy boots and sundresses. Old-fashioned silver Airstream trailers for dressing rooms. Barbecue dishes and drinks served in mason jars. Just a few decades ago, you would not have imagined these items being used for a wedding. But, today, the shabby chic, rustic, or country wedding is all the rage. In fact, Jamie Miles, the editor of the popular wedding site, The Knot, recently told Penn Live that black-tie weddings "are kind of over.
In the past, fast food joints and other restaurants using fryer oil for cooking had to pay to have their old oil picked up as a waste product. Today, used fryer oil is an in-demand commodity that people and companies are recycling into valuable and useful products. Used fryer oil is so valuable that it is the target of thieves who steal it to sell for their own profit. Here are five ways used fryer oil is being used and recycled, giving it new value and worth.