Rens: New sneaker brand’s “caffeinated kicks” made from used coffee grounds and recycled plastic

Coffee waste is finding second life in a multitude of products and now Rens has found a way to combine used coffee grounds with recycled polyester from plastic bottles to make sustainable sneakers. The shoe is 100% waterproof, lightweight, breathable and odour-free due to the antibacterial qualities of coffee. Rens are simply designed slip-on sneakers which feature a hashtag logo, on the upper part of … Continue reading Rens: New sneaker brand’s “caffeinated kicks” made from used coffee grounds and recycled plastic

PermaFungi: Cultivating mushrooms from used coffee grounds and other products in a Brussels basement

PermaFungi is recycling used coffee grounds to produce mushrooms, natural fertiliser and even a biodegradable design material, while creating sustainable jobs for low skilled people. The Brussels-based social enterprise was born in 2013 based on two observations – the abundance of urban waste and the relatively high unemployment rate among young people. PermaFungi, which aims to contribute to urban resilience and fosters a circular economy … Continue reading PermaFungi: Cultivating mushrooms from used coffee grounds and other products in a Brussels basement

Revive Eco aim to replace palm oil by extracting oil from used coffee grounds

Scottish startup Revive Eco has devised a way to extract oil from used coffee grounds that can replace palm oil. Revive Eco founders Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore are aiming to go global with their hope to replace palm oil using coffee waste. The pair first got the idea to use coffee waste oil when they were working in cafés during their time studying business … Continue reading Revive Eco aim to replace palm oil by extracting oil from used coffee grounds

Kaffeeform: Coffee Cups moulded from used coffee grounds

Kaffeeform Coffee Cups will be like a “trusty old friend” to coffee fiends for these dinky cups are made out of the very brown stuff they love. Kaffeeform combines used coffee grounds and particles of wood from sustainable sources and binds them together with natural glues to create a liquid material that can be moulded to create usable objects. Berlin-based designer, Julian Lechner spent five … Continue reading Kaffeeform: Coffee Cups moulded from used coffee grounds