​Reduce waste in 2019 by recycling your office coffee

​Reduce waste in 2019 by recycling your office coffee

When it comes to the office, the amount of waste the average employee produces can be far more significant than you might think.

Though many businesses are taking steps to go digital, recycle and reduce paper waste, there are many other ways that you can reduce waste in the office.

Take that morning cup of coffee, for example. A staple in just about every office setup, a coffee machine is a must to ensure productivity and happy employees. But once those grounds are finished, where do they go? The bin is usually the answer. But in fact, your office coffee can be one of the most simple things to recycle, and we’ve teamed up with BioBean to help you make that switch.

Why recycle your coffee?

For businesses, it’s never been more critical to understand your impact on the environment, and with so many ‘go green’ and eco-friendly initiatives available, there’s never been a better time to get more involved in making your office that bit greener. Simply choosing to recycle your coffee is one quick, easy step that takes you barely any more time than putting the used grounds in the bin.

Disposing of coffee grounds into a normal waste bin resorts in potentially valuable materials simply decomposing in a landfill, when they could have a whole new use after you’ve finished with them. While some businesses might opt to instead send their coffee waste to be composted, this still isn’t getting the most use out of them - but BioBean has come up with a new, effective solution to ensure your waste goes on to do good things.

What can recycled coffee be used for?

At BioBean, your recycled coffee grounds are put to excellent use as ‘coffee logs’, which are formed of dried and compacted grounds that can then go on to be used as a biofuel. Those discarded grounds could become a whole new, sustainable form of fuel - simply by choosing to recycle instead of bin them.

These coffee logs burn hotter and longer than wood, making them the perfect alternative to other briquettes or logs. Not only are they more sustainable, but they’re also more practical too. We can provide your office with an easy disposal method for those grounds, and all you have to do is let them know when the receptacle is full, and they will pick it up. Sounds easy, right?

How do I get involved?

If you’re interested in recycling your coffee grounds for a good cause, and to improve the eco-friendliness of your office, then the Office Coffee Co are the people to call. We do all the work for you, and you reap all the positive benefits of helping the environment and making your office that bit more green.

Want to get started with your own coffee recycling plan? Drop us a line today to find out more about what we do, and how we can help to make your office go green. It all starts with one step - so why not make recycling your coffee grounds be the first?

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