As in most businesses you must innovate or perish. Science is the same.
This is the mentality of Arul Arulrajah at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
He and his team have set to work on a project that could take used coffee grounds and convert the organic material into a new kind of road base.
What makes this exciting is that it actually works. According to their abstract in Science Direct;
The research findings have the potential to transform the construction industry in the sustainable usage of waste by-products in future road subgrades.
As of now, these tests are limited to Melbourne, but with time and more successes, this new opportunity could spread over the world. And guess what, that morning cup of coffee could become part of your city's next road improvement project.
Something to think about.