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The Urban Mushroom Company

Problem faced:

In the UK, 95 million cups of coffee, per day, are consumed and 99% of the coffee beans go to landfills; leading to the production of half a million tonnes of coffee waste each year, along with potent methane gases.

Our solution:

The Urban Mushroom Company Ltd has come up with a solution, not only to tackle the environmental effects of coffee ground waste but also to ease unemployment in Exeter. 

Project progress:

With our indoor vertical farm in Princesshay, we produce and sell ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks using coffee waste from local cafes. In collaboration with our business partners, we are working to provide volunteering experience, workshops, and employment opportunities for local disadvantaged individuals. 

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Project Leaders:
Lily Mannion - lfm206@exeter.ac.uk
Alex Thacker - alexthacker2641@googlemail.com