Starbucks to Produce Detergent and Plastics from Waste
Description:Many restaurant and coffee chains now compost waste in an effort to reduce environmental impact. A number of innovative companies are exploring other uses of that waste as well.
As Popular Science notes, Starbucks Hong Kong has teamed up with the City University of Hong Kong to test a new biorefinery, breaking down stale bakery products and coffee grounds into a sugary mixture that can be used for detergents.(1:10)