Costa Coffee extends partnership with recycling company Bio-bean
The two companies’ started working together in 2016.
Costa Coffee said it will continue recycling its spent coffee grounds with Bio-bean for another two years, building on the companies’ partnership that started in 2016.
The collaboration has seen around 1,500 Costa Coffee stores segregate the spent coffee grounds before sending them to Bio-bean’s recycling facility.
Bio-bean then processes and upcycles the grounds into various bio-products, including flavour ingredients for food and beverage manufacturing, as well as a bulk, raw material which displaces virgin or synthetic materials.
Spent grounds are also recycled into sustainable coffee logs for use in domestic wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional solid fuels.
“We’re proud to be working with such an innovative company and together, over the past 5 years, have put thousands of tonnes of spent Costa coffee grounds to work, transforming them into sustainable, circular bio-based products,” a Costa Coffee spokesperson said.