Environmentally conscious consumers and companies are choosing to avoid palm oil as an ingredient because of the harm caused to tropical rainforests, indigenous communities and animals in the areas where palm oil is sourced—but innovative companies like Scotland's Revive Eco are developing palm oil substitutes. Revive Eco's creative alternative to palm oil is developed with spent coffee grounds. In just a few weeks, the company will be demonstrating its unit's ability to "convert 10kgs of coffee grounds an hour into oil."
As well as helping to avoid controversial palm oil altogether, this solution helps to make the most of a by-product from cafes and the coffee-making process that typically ends up going to waste.
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