Saturday, 27 April 2019

Grounds For Voting - Voting For Grounds

When Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore were students in Scotland, they had part time jobs in coffee shops. They learned that 60% of coffeeshop wastage is used coffee grounds. It costs a lot of money to dispose of this. In the UK as a whole, half a million tonnes a year need to be disposed of.
Scott and Fergus wondered if there was a better way. 
They're working with ReviveEco to develop a system to extract oil from the spent grounds - and this oil could be used to replace palm oil in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and more.
We've heard much recently about the devastation caused by the Palm Oil industry. 

If you think this is a good idea, you may wish to join me in voting for ReviveEco to get a grant from Chivas Venture - who give away pots of cash each year to social entrepreneurs like this.
Read the full story here on the BBC news website 
Find out how to vote here on the Chivas Site
But vote soon - you only have 3 days left! 


  1. What a clever idea - hope they get the funding

  2. Sounds like a great venture! I've read that some coffee shops, here, give away the used coffee grounds to be used for compost in gardens. I don't know how accurate that is, though.

  3. Oooh, what a marvellous idea! When I get home and off my archaic phone, I shall vote! I throw CBC'S coffee grounds straight onto the soil in the garden and I rip open my teabags and do the same but that is much better to use them to replace a problem! I wanted to comment on yesterday's post but something weird is happening with my phone now and I can only comment if no one else has commented ; it doesn't offer a box or hyperlink to add a comment if not! I meant to say that Bob's overalls looked, at a glance, like my green Clara dress!!

  4. I think that is a great idea. I will pop over and vote.


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