Starbucks works with scientists to bio-refine used coffee grinds
Posted: Aug 30, 2012 10:12 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 7:23 AM EDT
HONG KONG, China -- Starbucks is finding new ways to go green and recycle.
The company is about to refresh you in more ways than one.
Scientists in Hong Kong are testing out a process called bio-refinery.
It recycles old coffee grinds and bakes them into things like detergent and plastic.
Scientists from Hong Kong's City University are working with Starbucks Hong Kong on the project.