Eleven per cent of the world's population – almost 800 million people -- is currently vulnerable to the ill-effects of climate change like floods, droughts and other extreme weather variations. Recycling is one of the top ways to push Earth towards remaining a life-sustaining planet for the coming generations.
At this crucial time, when humans are expected to reduce the mess they have been creating for years, Indian business tycoon Anand Mahindra has proposed to use the wasted chaff of roasted coffee beans to manufacture car parts.
Mahindra, who is the chairperson of an Indian multinational car manufacturing corporation called “Mahindra and Mahindra Limited” on Thursday, reached out to Manoj Kumar on Twitter, whose “Naandi Foundation” works with 12,000 coffee farmers in India to produce one of world’s most relished coffees – Araku.
And further to my previous tweet, McDonalds has a large network here in India, Ford is an alliance partner of @MahindraRise and Varroc is a dynamic, Indian-owned global MNC. So there’s no reason why this process can’t be replicated right here... https://t.co/uZ0YOMqAKU— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 26, 2019
Replying to Mahindra, Kumar’s tweet claimed that his Araku project produces no waste at all.
However, the coffee-king was open to learning waste management from fast-food chain McDonald's, that hands over 62 million pounds of coffee chaff every year to the US-based car manufacturing company Ford, which turns the waste into car parts.
🙏 @anandmahindra for the call - We @arakucoffeein have zero waste as of today! We use all the skin and husk as compost and recycle same to the coffee bushes. We will see what more to learn from MacDonalds once we open our cafe in Bengaluru! @VikashAbraham is studying this. https://t.co/Kboz7pZQzp— Manoj Kumar (@manoj_naandi) December 26, 2019
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