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Arch Climbing Wall
Arch Climbing Wall joins the coffee recycling revolution

The Arch Climbing Wall – a multi-centre indoor climbing mecca in London – has sustainability at the forefront of its agenda. Two of the sites run entirely on renewable energy! Plus, the centres use eco-friendly cleaning products throughout, and they recycle the scrap metal from route setting. So when Joe Partridge, Sustainability Coordinator at Arch Climbing Wall, contacted bio-bean to learn more about how their waste coffee grounds could be recycled into biofuels, we were only too happy to help! Originally, The Arch threw away the spent grounds from the coffees sold on site. […]

February 26, 2019 0 comment
bio-bean Veganuary Challenge
bio-bean goes vegan for a week

Could you adopt a vegan diet for one week?   Some may find that idea daft, some daunting, some daring, and some delectable. We set ourselves the challenge to give a vegan diet a try…   January is a time for fresh starts, and as 2019 rolled in the usual assortment of promises for New […]

February 6, 2019 0 comment
On the road…

One of the best parts of working in the food waste industry is getting to go to cool food-themed events. Over the last couple of weeks our supply chain team – Julia and Katherine – have been to the Lunch! exhibition, huggg’s London launch party and the University of Birmingham, touching base with our existing […]

October 11, 2018 0 comment
September trade shows

It’s been a busy few weeks for our sales and feedstock teams, exhibiting at three trade shows between Cologne and Birmingham, and covering both sides of our business: growing our supply chain to bring more coffee in, and growing our retailer base to sell Coffee Logs. spoga+gafa in Cologne, Germany represented Coffee Logs’ first venture […]

September 14, 2018 0 comment
Coffee Logs refreshed packaging

We have always taken pride in how different Coffee Logs are compared to other fuel products. And the same applies to the packaging: Coffee Logs’ kraft paper and orange design stand out next to bags of coal and wood briquettes, while the PEFC certified, recyclable paper makes the bag as environmentally sustainable as the eco […]

September 13, 2018 0 comment
bio-bean according to our newest team member

By Katherine Murphy, Business Development and Account Executive As a recent biological sciences graduate looking for a new opportunity, I came across bio-bean and was intrigued by the idea of creating new resources from coffee waste. So when an opportunity arose to work within the Feedstock team, I jumped at the chance. This is how I got […]

September 10, 2018 0 comment
cricket pitch
Com‘batting’ climate change for the sake of cricket

Among the bio-bean team there are quite a few cricket enthusiasts, while as an environmental company our aim is to help tackle issues like climate change. So we investigated the link between the two and what is being done about it… By Christian de Vitry, Sales & Marketing Intern Cricket has perhaps the closest relationships […]

July 27, 2018 0 comment
close-up of bees
bio-bees

This week, a swarm of bees turned up at our Alconbury factory in search of a new home. We called the Huntingdonshire Beekeepers Association and were able to arrange for someone to come and collect the bees. The bees were coaxed gradually a wooden hive box containing sweet treats. Our bio-bees have now been rehoused with […]

June 20, 2018 0 comment
Coffee Logs Production
Photo story: inside the world’s first coffee recycling factory

Over summer 2018 we’re making some mega changes to the machinery, the processes and the layout of our two former aircraft hangars that house our coffee recycling facility. These upgrades will ensure our processes are as efficient as possible and our carbon footprint as low as possible. Given that it will soon look very different […]

June 14, 2018 0 comment
Video: Roadchef partners with bio-bean and Olleco

Three companies with a shared vision of doing more with waste have come together, to ensure nothing ends up in landfill… and starting with coffee.   PRESS RELEASE   Roadchef recycling coffee grounds to reduce its environmental impact 30 May 2018 – Roadchef, the UK’s leading motorway service operator, has partnered with bio-bean – the […]

May 31, 2018 0 comment

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