Redcup coffee launches Greencup recycling scheme

Inspiration from coffee giant Starbucks has led to Redcup coffee selling its recycled compost and slug barrier to garden centres.

The company now wants to make its Greencup product available at independent garden centres and is trialling it at Chelsea Physic Garden as a snail repellent.

Redcup office coffee machines supplier Jeremy Knight now collects waste coffee, which is dried in furnaces at a processor on the England/Wales border.

Project manager Adam Fairweather said the £4.99 product, available in 5kg hand-stitched bags, is now on sale at Camden Garden Centre and Rassells Garden Centre in London as well as White Moss Horticulture's two centres in Merseyside and Chester.

He added: "We saw what Starbucks was doing giving away coffee and saw how we could do that." Green Cup plans to set up its own processing factory.

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