Latangela Newsome created “Grease Bags” after trying—unsuccessfully—to find a safe and easy way to dispose of used cooking grease. On Friday, Jan. 13, the “momtrepreneur” will pitch her business to the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank.

When she does, she will join an increasing number of black entrepreneurs on the eighth season of the hit show, including PetPlate, Naturally Perfect, Lulu Bang, and Angels and Tomboys.




Grease is often listed by plumbers as one of the top causes of clogged drains. However, in addition to clogging drains itself, grease can trap other particles as well, eventually creating an impassable and expensive mess.

Pouring grease down the drain is as hazardous to the environment as it is your bank account. Clogs can lead to sewage backups, pollution of water filtration systems, and personal and commercial pipeline replacements.

Newsome’s patent-pending, all-natural, nontoxic, absorbent bags provide an easy way to compost used cooking grease. Once the grease is poured into Newsome’s Grease Bags, the natural active ingredients neutralize the smell and absorb the grease.

As the U.S. economy continues to recover, this simple and eco-friendly product might be well positioned to take advantage of the new business environment.

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