Our merry month of May

Kevin McCloud interview at grand designs live

Our merry month of May

This month the bio-bean team has been hitting the road, participating in Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs Live in London and exhibiting at sustainability expo edie Live in the NEC, Birmingham.

We’re really proud that our Coffee Logs have been selected by Kevin McCloud as one of his Green Heroes – some of the best environmental homeware products on the market. We were invited to demonstrate Coffee Logs to Grand Designs Live attendees, and our Business Development Manager Matt was interviewed onstage by Kevin McCloud (see image above). Matt was joined by fellow Green Heroes Piñatex, making a leather alternative from pineapple waste; Bamboo Bicycle Club, giving people the skills and the materials to build long-lasting, eco-friendly bicycles; Claire Potter who re-uses plastic waste to create chandeliers and much more; and Sebastian Cox who uses British timber and traditional methods to create bespoke furniture.

It was fantastic to have the opportunity to share the stage with such inspiring individuals and discuss our Coffee Logs with the design guru himself (and to shamelessly get his signature on a Coffee Logs bag!) Here’s Matt discussing how our coffee recycling forms a closed-loop, zero waste system:

Last week we exhibited at edie Live, a two-day expo bringing environment, resources and energy professionals together to share ideas on achieving a sustainable future. Over at stand N38 we were kept very busy with a near-constant stream of visitors! It was brilliant to engage with people who’d only just heard about coffee recycling and give them the tools to get started, as well as reconnect with current partners and some of the people who have been following our journey since the beginning.

L-R: Xav, Jules, Steph and Matt

We also went to see our partner Costa Coffee’s Energy & Environment Manager Oliver Rosevear speaking about recycling coffee cups and sending used coffee grounds to us for recycling. And we got to show off our brand new brochures and business cards – designed by our London office neighbours graphicks (and all printed on recycled paper, of course!)

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