Article taken from: finance.yahoo.com
The UK’s caffeine addiction sees us drink around 35 billion cups a year, but that comes at a huge environmental cost. We throw away more than 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups annually, and around half a million tonnes of ground coffee waste goes to landfill. […] “But because the market is huge and the need so great, innovation and capital are flowing in to solve these problems.” […] Ernie, a small business in London, is trying to deal with the issue of the single-use plastic used for transporting coffee in bulk to workplaces. […] Coffee grounds are even now being used to make trainers The used coffee grounds are processed and mixed with recycled plastic pellets to create a polymer, from which the main skin of the shoe is created.
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