The Glasgow graduates who can replace palm oil with coffee.
When we consider food waste, coffee isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy noticed a growing problem – and their concern inspired a brand new enterprise.
When you think of food waste, you probably picture discarded vegetables, bread, fruit that’s gone off. But do you think of coffee? The guys behind Revive Eco did. Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy are taking on the 500,000 tonnes of spent coffee grounds that go to UK landfills each year and are turning it into fertiliser and an alternative to wildlife-threatening palm oil.
The pair met studying at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde. “I always liked the idea of being able to create something that would allow me to have an impact wider than just myself,” says co-founder Moore, 26.