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Manchester’s coffee cup waste helps make city gardens greener

MANCHESTER, UK – On Saturday 22 July, the first recycled products to be made from Manchester’s used coffee cups were put into use in Old Trafford’s Centenary Gardens. Almost 30,000 used coffee cups were collected in bright yellow coffee cup shaped bins on Oxford Road from October ’16 to February ‘17 as part of the ...

Tropical Pacific warmer than average, but ENSO neutral to stay for 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral. All climate models surveyed by the Bureau indicate the tropical Pacific Ocean is likely to stay ENSO neutral for the rest of 2017. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central tropical Pacific (the NINO3.4 region) have been warmer than average, though ...

Ireland moves a step closer to banning the use of plastic coffee cups

DUBLIN, Ireland – Ireland has moved a step closer to banning the use of plastic coffee cups in favour of biodegradable alternatives by 2020. In Britain, an estimated 2.5billion disposable coffee cups are used each year, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste.

The Global Coffee Platform runs kick-off seminars. Here’s how to join

MILAN – The Global Coffee Platform has launched Collective Action Networks to address three pressing challenges in the coffee sector. Working in collaboration will push for positive impact that builds thriving coffee communities and increases supply chain efficiency whilst improving the enabling environment and investment cases ...

Italian coffee roaster launches social media contest to save lions in Africa

AREZZO, Italy – Show that you stand on the lion's side and let everyone hear your roar! This is the catch phrase chosen for “Roar!”, the new social contest by Caffè Corsini which just started and that will last until the 1st of September. By sharing a video on it is possible to win a trip to Kenya

MBI products show impressive results in the fight against coffee rust

DAVIS, Calif., U.S. – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., (MBI) a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has reported excellent product efficacy results in fast growing international markets with intense pest and plant disease problems.

Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition

LONDON, UK – An innovative coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean, which has prevented an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since April 2015, has received national recognition at the UK’s most prestigious green business awards.

Tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral, reports Australian BOM

MELBOURNE, Australia – The tropical Pacific Ocean is currently neutral, reports the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Most climate models indicate the Pacific is likely to remain ENSO neutral for the remainder of 2017. This means the Bureau’s ENSO Outlook is currently INACTIVE ...

Vancouver City Council wants public consultation on disposable cups

VANCOUVER, Canada – Vancouver is pushing ahead with a plan to shift away from coffee cups and other single-use items cluttering up trash cans. City council voted unanimously Tuesday to support public consultations on how to reduce disposable cups, foam takeout containers and plastic bags – with the result being a potential outright ban on items.

Vancouver targets disposable coffee cups, foam containers and bags

VANCOUVER, Canada – City of Vancouver staff are preparing to present council with options to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups, plastic and paper shopping bags, foam food packaging and take-out containers. The city has set a goal of producing "zero waste" by 2040.