The coffee bean skin, mixed with additives like plastic and converted into pellets, functions as a support material that can reinforce various car parts.
Ford and McDonald’s are collaborating to create car components out of coffee bean skins.
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Ford has detailed that it is collaborating with McDonald’s to create car parts, like headlamp housing, from the leftover coffee bean skins that are expelled as a result of roasting. Instead of throwing out the millions of pounds of dispelled coffee bean skin, also known as chaff, when it naturally comes off the bean during the process of roasting, Ford and McDonald’s on announced how they will be recycling this material: the two companies are working together to transform this chaff into vehicle components.
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