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  • Managing coffee waste


    GENeco was the official food waste partner of the Coffee House Project,Bristol’s first coffee festival running on the 7th and 8thSeptember 2018. 

    The two-day event was held at The Passenger Shed, and celebrated local talent from the food and drink sector focusing on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and local baristas.
    Up to 50 exhibitors took part, including Boston Tea Party and Extract Coffee Roasters, and the festival attracted over 1,500 ticketed visitors.

    GENeco supplied food waste bins for the event and collected the waste in its biomethane-powered refuse collection truck – the Bio-Bee. The food waste was then recycled back into vehicle fuel and biofertilisers at its anaerobic digestion plant on the outskirts of Bristol.

    Charlotte Stamper, renewables and bioresources manager at GENeco, also took part in a lively panel discussion about sustainability in the coffee industry, alongside waste to fuels company Bio-Bean and packaging suppliers Biopac. Topics covered included compostable packaging, vehicle fuels and recycling communications.

    After the success of its inaugural year, Coffee House Project looks set to return to Bristol in 2019.