Reground diverts coffee ground, chaff and soft plastics from landfill.

by Reground

(Business)

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Reground creates a community around waste resources to educate on how to make our future more sustainable.

Project implemented: September 2016

Project goal

To divert resourceful waste from landfill and put it back into the community helping the environment.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Organics in landfill contribute to the release of harmful greenhouse gases. Mitigating the amount of organics sent to landfill is imperative in reducing Australia’s environmental impact.

Key steps to make it happen

1Mitigating Waste

Recognising coffee grounds, soft plastics and chaff as resourceful waste being sent to landfill.

2Education

Educating the community to utilise waste sustainably mitigating our environmental impact.

impact to date

5.8 million
Lattes diverted from landfill
208
Tonnes of ground coffee diverted
395
Tonnes of methane stopped from being released into the atmosphere

Reground has connected over 100 community gardens and home gardeners with cafes coffee waste. We educate the community on waste resources and positive behaviour change.

Reground is a community-based organisation that exists to help businesses help the environment and not let any coffee, chaff or soft plastic waste end in landfill. We create a community around waste resources to educate everyone on how to make our future more sustainable and we support necessary changes to our current waste disposal structure making it more resourceful for our pocket, people and planet.

We currently move coffee grounds and chaff from participating cafes and roasteries to community gardens and home gardeners. We are also collecting soft plastics that we take to local plastics recyclers.

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