Coffee is the world’s favorite drink, with an estimated nine million tons of coffee beans used every year. That’s quite a coffee bean mountain! And after those beans have been pressed, percolated and poured, millions of tons of used grounds end up discarded in landfills around the globe.
If you’re like most people, the idea of reusing waste materials and being smarter with our planet’s resources is an appealing one. So you’ll be glad to know that there are some truly genius ways – both industrial and home scale – to give the humble coffee ground a second lease of life.