The Scottish start-up Revive Eco launched an attack on palm oil. The purpose is to give new life to used coffee grounds (on average daily almost 2 billion coffees are being consumed, that means 6 million tonnes annually).

Coffee grounds are an unlimited resource, and they can be recycled in many ways: from cosmetics to everyday house cleaning.

The secret component used during the recycling process in the beauty field is found in the oil of the arabica seeds. It has numerous properties. It is, for instance, abundant in antioxidants with an anti-aging effect. Moreover, in coffee oil, there are polyphenols, phenolic acid, linoleic acid, and also tocopherols. These substances all have anti-inflammatory properties.

Revive Eco has already started to collect many tonnes of coffee grounds in all Scotland to produce this natural oil.

This solution can be a valid alternative, a sustainable and environmentally friendly option to eliminate palm oil in the industry sector completely.

As already said, these are early-stage developments. Nonetheless, this does not mean that in the future, a full capacity production won’t be possible.

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