Costa turns used grounds into fuel

Costa Coffee has struck a partnership with a company called bio-bean to convert its used coffee grounds into a low carbon fuel for domestic wood burners and industrial boilers. While the company had for years been running a program that allowed customers to take its used grounds home for use in their gardens, they found that the measure was barely putting a dent in the amount of grounds being disposed of. The new program is one measure that Costa Coffee is employing in order to try to recycle 80 per cent of its waste by 2020. Bio-bean turns the used grounds into a product called coffee logs, which it then sells to domestic and industrial users.

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