The average North West household pours 14Ibs of fat, oils and grease down the drain in a year.
Across the region, this equates to 2.9 million stone - the weight of over 243,000 UK adults (more than the population of Oldham!).
Where does all this fat come from? The answer could be a fondness for frying. According to a study into the region’s “fat habits”, which examined how we eat, cook and dispose of the calorific culprit, one in five North West residents fry food at least three days a week.