Waste no more coffee grounds

WaysTUP! project is featuring on CORDIS with an article on the Spanish plastics technology centre AIMPLAS, that produces a plastic film from spent coffee grounds.

The world’s love of coffee results in millions of tonnes of used coffee grounds being dumped in landfills every year. They decompose and emit methane, one of the major causes of global warming.

To prevent this waste from ending up in landfills and to contribute to the circular economy, AIMPLAS has produced a plastic film from spent coffee grounds, transforming this waste material into a valuable product.

This effort is part of WaysTUP! project that has been working to establish new value chains for the use of urban biowaste.

Read more here…


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