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They’re great for compost, facial scrub, or for making CO2-neutral briquettes. Now an English football club is testing them for an even more unusual purpose.

We’re talking, of course, about coffee grounds. Three cups and five plastic bottles of the stuff yields a prototype shirt.

Already renowned for their green approach, for the past two years the club’s jersey has been made from bamboo.

But bamboo takes time to grow, and extracting the necessary fibers involves using chemicals. Coffee grounds 1-0 Bamboo.

The club isn’t just about the equipment either. Players take the environment seriously, with vegan food on match days, a pitch maintained by an electric mower, and power that is 100% renewable.

Sustainability champions!

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