Church House has found a cost-effective way to reduce its carbon footprint by having all its waste coffee grounds recycled by a bio-bean factory.

During the large number of meetings, training sessions and seminars taking place throughout the year, the venue serves thousands of cups of fresh coffee every week.

What happens to the waste coffee grounds? A specialised treatment process now produces bio-fuel pellets which is then used to power bio-mass boilers.

Recycling waste coffee grounds prevents waste going to landfill and incineration. Every year in the UK 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions are generated by coffee waste disposal. By recycling the coffee waste, the venue is not only improving its environmental credentials but also reducing its carbon output as bio-fuels are carbon neutral and their use displaces fossil fuels.

Church House Westminster is committed to working in a sustainable way and minimising the venue’s impact on the environment. It also holds a silver award for Green Tourism.