Disposal coffee capsules
Used disposable coffee capsules are sent to us by corporate businesses, hotels, universities and households .
Once received at the Ethilution studio, the team separate the capsules into two elements by removing the used coffee grounds and hand crafting the aluminium into our signature textiles.
Each capsule contains 5-7grams of used coffee grounds, which amounts to at least 2.5 kilo grams of coffee waste for every bag we make.
Together with waste management company, First Mile and the UK’s largest coffee recycler, bio-bean we have developed a solutionship that takes care and transforms rescued coffee waste into sustainable green products.
By implementing a solution that removes, repacks, collects and transports used coffee grounds enables the waste to be transformed into a product that helps both planet and people.
Since starting in 2013 Bio-Bean has recycled over 22,350 tonnes of coffee, whilst expanding their recycling plants being in it for the long haul.
The brewing process involved in making a cup of coffee doesn’t fully exhaust the natural chemical compounds contained within the coffee beans. Up to a third of the volatile aroma and flavour of the spent coffee is retained.
bio-beans unique and certified supply chain model ensures that spent coffee remains in the food chain, by using green extraction methods carried out by their team of chemical engineers, they’ve created sustainable natural flavouring components in foods and beverages extracted from the used coffee grounds.
They provide flavourists, formulators and manufacturers with improved environmental performance, clean labelling and potential for unique flavour profiles.
Our used coffee is turned into biofuels and essential oils that cut greenhouse emissions such as biomass pellets and coffee logs.
The heat output of coffee logs is 20% greater than any kiln dried wood with a 18% slower burn rate making it a longer-lasting sustainable fuel, averting the carbon-heavy footprint associated with fossil fuels.