Roadchef partners with bio-bean to recycle coffee grounds

Motorway, service, operator
01/06/2018 - 07:00
Motorway service operator Roadchef has partnered with bio-bean to reduce its environmental impact.

The clean technology company is the first to recycle waste coffee grounds into biofuel on an industrial scale.

Simon Turl, chairman of Roadchef, commented: “Since working with bio-bean we have already seen financial savings due to a reduction in our waste weight and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

Used coffee grounds are collected from 28 Roadchef sites by Olleco, a resource recovery company, which transports them to bio-bean’s Cambridgeshire factory. 

Here they are cleaned, dried and recycled into products for industry and homes, such as Coffee Logs for woodburners. 

Around 7 million cups of coffee are drunk at Roadchef’s sites each year.

Roadchef and bio-bean estimate that over 200 tonnes of waste coffee grounds will be collected from Roadchef sites by the end of 2018 by Olleco, the recycling of which will save 112 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. 

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