In Tokyo, the brand Filt avoids polution by re-using cooking oil to make local candles. They call themselves as ultra-local, actually. The reason is that their raw material comes from Chubby caferia that’s happy to hand over its used cooking oil to Filt, which carefully filters the oil to remove odors and sediment. After adding pigments and a vanilla scent, the filtered oil is poured into glass jars that the company collects from local recycling bins.
Candle’s prices are between JPY 2,000–3,600 (USD 20–36) and it’s easy to find and buy in boutiques and at Chubby, which also uses the candles on its own tables.
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