OTR Supports Human Beans | Converting coffee grounds into fertiliser | 2021

OTR supports human beans – an innovative social and environmental project to use grounds for good

OTR has joined the world-first trial for an innovative project which will redirect its coffee waste away from landfill towards supporting South Australians in need, whilst reducing its environmental impact.

The Human BeansTM – Grounds For Good trial project is a collaboration between OTR, Foodbank SA, Neutrog Australia, Detpak and BioBag Australia. It will see used coffee grounds collected from 11 OTR stores and converting it into fertiliser.

If successful, collections will be expanded to most OTR stores. The fertiliser will then be sold across the network of OTR stores for use in home gardens and the community.

OTR is South Australia’s largest coffee retailer with the potential for more than 200 tonnes of coffee grounds to be diverted from landfill every year. These coffee grounds then become an organic fertiliser that will be sold via OTR stores, creating a donation to Foodbank SA. Part proceeds from sales will be donated to Foodbank SA to help expand its services to families in need.

Humans Beans Fertiliser is planned to be sold in a one-kilo bag (which contains the grounds from approx. 25 coffees) and is scheduled to be available for purchase in early 2021 via key OTR stores for $9.95.  One bag of Human Beans will subsidise 5 meals for Foodbank recipients e.g. one in five coffees gives back to those in need in SA.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the OTR website.

What:   OTR Human Beans Fertisliser

When:    Available for purchase from early 2021

Where:   OTR Stores

Who:   Everyone

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