More than 60 venues across Glasgow have come together to launch ‘Grounds For Recycling’, a pilot sustainability project that will run throughout the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and will see used ground coffee waste recycled into compost. The aim is to save 8.5 tonnes of grounded coffee from going to landfill during the championship and will demonstrate to businesses from all sectors how simple and economically beneficial operating circularly can be
Launched this week, the coffee grounds from participating venues will be collected by B-Corp certified and sustainable logistics provider, Urb-it and delivered to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens via their e-cargo bike fleet. From there, the used coffee will be turned into compost to build ecosystems that capture carbon, rehabilitate soil, and support wildlife and biodiversity across the famous gardens.
Partnering with the 2023 UCI World Cycling Championships, Grounds for Recycling will demonstrate how high-profile events can play a significant role in addressing global-scale issues, such as the climate emergency and supporting Scotland’s journey to net zero. #powerofthebike Read more on the campaign website.