In 2017, the University of Birmingham became the first location outside London to work with Bio-bean, an award winning clean technology company which turns our waste coffee grounds into coffee logs and biofuels.
In the first 12 months, we recycled over 13.75 tonnes of waste coffee grounds from campus catering outlets. This was enough to make 21,392 coffee logs, preventing over 20,000 virgin wood logs from being produced and burned. Converting our waste coffee grounds to logs saved 4.6 tonnes of CO2e from being pumped into the atmopsphere- over a year this would have taken 2900 trees (or a 58 acre forest) to process!
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